Wendy  Naiman

Wendy Naiman

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Accepting new clients for morning & afternoon appointments in Renton practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Relationships
  • Family issues
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Professional statement

Wendy Naiman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Renton, WA who works with individuals, couples, and families and specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, family conflict, relationships, and communication challenges.

Wendy primarily uses a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help her clients learn new coping strategies to manage their symptoms. She works with her clients to reshape thought patterns and behaviors by utilizing their strengths. Wendy is also a systemic therapist who looks at all of the communities that are impacting a client’s anxiety, including their support system and line of work. She helps her clients understand that while they cannot get rid of their anxiety, they can learn to live with it and use it to their advantage.

When working with couples, Wendy primarily utilizes Emotionally focused therapy, a structured, short-term treatment method that helps her clients better understand how patterns and past experiences have impacted their relationship. She also uses Gottman Couples Therapy to assist clients in understanding and changing behaviors in their relationship. This, in turn, helps couples rediscover their bond and learn how to better communicate with one another.

Wendy supports her clients as they work towards goals that will help them lead a whole and healthy life. Before starting her private practice, Wendy worked in clinics and schools for children and their families, volunteered at a crisis hotline, and provided employee-assistance program services to service members and their families.


Message to clients

We are not meant to do life all by ourselves. It is sometimes necessary to reach out for support. That takes bravery and courage. I am honored to be able to walk on your journey and provide a safe, non judgmental space for you to become the you that you are meant to be.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - A form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $165

Therapist's note

Wendy can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Renton practice

Triton Towers Three

707 South Grady Way

Suite 600

Renton, WA 98057

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 2:00pm-8:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Thu 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Fri 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 8:00am-2:30pm

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

Beacon Health Options, 2015 - 2016

Crisis Connections, 2015

Neighborcare Health, 2015

Childhaven, 2014 - 2015

Kent Youth and Family Services, 2010 - 2014

Antioch University, MA, 2011


Languages

  • English

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