Mallory Wendling, PLPC
As a PLPC it is my goal to help you achieve your goals to a healthier you. I work primarily with children and families to help them better connect with and enjoy each other. Some kids need extra help with expressing what they feel internally, processing traumatic events, or learning emotional regulation skills. Whatever the need, I’m excited to meet and work with you and your children. Unfortunately some children, and adults, have experienced terrible and unimaginable things in life and are trying to do their best, but it is still too difficult for them. No matter the issue you or your child is facing, I can meet you where you are starting and help you move toward hope and healing.
What I Bring To the Counseling Room:
Empathy and Safety: Everyone has a story that is unique to them. I make it a main goal of mine to ensure that you have a safe space to explore your experiences in life without the fear of judgement. You deserve a space where you can lay your burdens down and begin to understand your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. As your counselor I can help you feel heard, seen, and understood as we build a collaborative relationship based on empathy, trust, and safety.
Wholistic Perspective: I believe that true healing comes from addressing all areas of a person. I look at all the pieces of who a person is in their thoughts, emotions, physical health, relationships, and spiritual life. If you ignore one of those areas, you are not treating a whole person but a small part of them. I believe in helping you understand each area, how they interact, and its impact on your life.
Trauma Informed: “We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body.” (-Bessel A. Van der Kolk). As your counselor, I will bring an awareness and understanding of trauma, how it impacts/interacts with a person as a whole, and different techniques to help you find healing.
Hope: Finding hope in the pain and suffering in life can be hard when you can’t see a way out. I am here to provide you with a harbor of hope. We will work together to find your way back to having hope in your work towards healing and growth. Hope is never far out of reach, we sometimes just need a reminder of where to look to for it.
Areas of Focus:
- Child and Adolescent Counseling (Ages 3+)
- Childhood Abuse or Neglect
- Relationship Issues
- Spiritual Growth
- Co-Dependency/ Boundaries
- Stage of Life Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Emotional Regulation
- Coping Skills
My heart is for children who just need to be loved. In 2015 I completed a Bachelors of Arts degree with an emphasis in Social Work in Illinois and joined a crisis response ministry in New Orleans. Although I miss having four seasons, I feel strongly that the Lord has called me to serve in NOLA. I recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental health from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In my free time you can find me setting up times to hang out with friends, playing with kids, baking or working on the next project.
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