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Perinatal and Postpartum Mental Health with Dr. Amy Wendell
February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us on Zoom on February 16th from Noon to 1:00 p.m. for our Lunch ‘n’ Learn presentation!
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Meeting ID: 874 8172 9909
Dr. Amy Wendell is a registered clinical psychologist who resides in Inglis, Manitoba and operates a small private practice in Russell. A Kentucky woman, she and her MB-native-psychologist-turned beekeeper husband, along with their two boys, moved to the prairies in 2016 to pursue her husband’s dream of being a third generation honey farmer. This was a huge transition for Amy, who spent the majority of her life in the city of Louisville, KY and is very close with her family, friends and colleagues down there. But through lots of self reflection, her own personal therapy, and the support of loved ones, she made the leap and has come to settle into this part of the world where she has created a meaningful life, with work that feels very fulfilling.
Amy earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2005. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training in Bozeman, Montana at MSU’s Counselling Centre. Amy then served as the Assistant Director of Bellarmine University’s Counselling Centre from 2007-2016, where she oversaw the doctoral training of graduate-level practicum therapists, provided individual, couples, and group counselling, as well as crisis intervention and outreach services. Upon moving to Manitoba, she took several years to be home with her children, build a sense of community and connection, and then opened her private practice in 2019. She has since supervised two practicum therapists who have now gone on to open their own private practices in rural MB, and she is currently supervising her third practicum therapist. She finds this role to be rewarding and deeply meaningful.
In terms of therapy services, Amy provides individual therapy to adult clients, and also runs a Coping Skills Group (informed by DBT). She works with a broad range of presenting issues including mood and anxiety disorders (including perinatal difficulties), relationship and identity struggles, adjustment, attachment disorders, and trauma-related disorders. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic, CBT, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, person-centered therapy, DBT, and Internal Family Systems. Amy believes strongly in the power of the therapeutic alliance, and strives to create a sense of safety, connection and understanding for her clients so that they may gain greater self-awareness, self-compassion, learn tools to cope effectively and create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.