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Wendy Pinder(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New YorkVermont
Anxiety -Chronic illness- Depression-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Mind-body connection-Life purpose & meaning-

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Professional statement

Wendy Pinder is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor located in Dansville, NY. Wendy works with clients of all ages, from childhood to older adulthood. She helps those who struggle with anxiety that leaves them emotionally and physically exhausted, as well as those whose substance use leaves them with broken relationships and feelings of frustration, disappointment, and hopelessness. Wendy also works with individuals who have chronic illnesses that result in chronic pain or discomfort. Many of Wendy’s clients have trauma backgrounds, which often impact their current wellbeing.

Wendy teaches clients effective coping strategies to use when they’re feeling distressed. She recognizes that coping looks differently for everyone, and works with her clients to find the right coping strategies for them. Clients learn how to avoid self-criticism or self-destructive thoughts, which can alleviate the symptoms of depression or anxiety. They also learn how to become more self-aware, focusing their attention through mindfulness exercises. Wendy uses a therapy modality called hypnotherapy, which can tap into the mind and assist in changing certain behaviors. Clients benefit from Wendy’s empathy and genuine interest in her clients’ wellbeing, as well as her expertise in positive psychology.

Wendy has certification in trauma work, meaning that she creates safe, secure environments for clients to talk openly about their feelings without feeling pressured to share too many details. She has over 15 years of experience, and opens her practice to clients of all identities and backgrounds. She strives to empower clients to recognize their resilience and to use this resilience to overcome their mental health challenges.

Message to clients

Hello and Welcome!

I know that sometimes life can be complicated and difficult. You try to push through the thoughts, the exhaustion, the fear, and the anxiety. Perhaps you have tried to talk to friends or family but don't get any relief. This is where I can help. I'm here to support your journey with empathy and compassion. When you work with me you and I become a team identifying your strengths, recognizing and overcoming negative patterns, and getting you back on track for the life you desire.

Some of my clients simply need guidance overcoming temporary situations. Many struggle with anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, and physical illness due to underlying trauma. Working with me is like having a wise and compassionate friend. My office, whether virtual or in-person, is always a safe and non-judgmental space.

I am a creative, out-of-the-box person. I use many different treatment modalities geared to whatever each person needs. I enjoy working with people of all ages, races, cultures, lifestyles, identities, and belief systems.

I look forward to meeting you!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Aptihealth, Behavioral Health Specialist
University of Rochester St James Hospital, Psychiatric Assessment Officer
South Carolina Dept. of Mental Health, Mobile Crisis Team
St Mary's Hospital, Social worker/Crisis Evaluator/Intake Coordinator

University at Buffalo Graduate School, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, 2014
Union Institute & University, Master's Degree, 2012
Union Institute & University, Bachelor's Degree, 2006


New York: 009396 - Vermont: 068.0134959TELE




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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$60 - $125

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed


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