About Me

WENDY SALAZAR

LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST

CREDENTIALS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
LMFT #88238

M.S. in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
California State University, Northridge

B.A. in Psychology
California State University, Northridge

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Wendy Salazar, LMFT in California

Wendy Salazar is a very empathic and talented therapist who is passionate about helping couples reach their highest potential together and improve their communication and bond.

Wendy graduated with her Masters Degree in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge. Wendy then started her training and has had years of experience working with clients and helping them reach their goals.

Wendy then received training with Prepare/Enrich to help clients that are working towards marriage to start off on a strong foundation.

Wendy continued her training and has reached Level 1 and 2 of Gottman Method Couples Counseling. Through this method Wendy has had the opportunity to assist couples to learn about each other and remember why they fell in love in the first place. Wendy offers a very structured method of therapy with couples to direct the treatment and assist the couples in improving their communication with each other.

Why Gottman? Wendy explored many different types of therapy models for couples and one of the things that attracted her to this method, over others is that it is backed by research. Gottman Method Couples Therapy relies on the knowledge and wisdom of nearly forty years of studies and clinical practice to help couples break through barriers and achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Unlike most couples counseling, the Gottman Method is a structured, goal-oriented and scientifically-based therapy that utilizes specific, research-based interventions and exercises. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples. This research shows what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term, healthy relationship.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help partners:

• Increase respect, affection, and closeness
• Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck
• Generate greater understanding between partners
• Keep conflict discussions calm

How is the therapy structured?

The first 4 sessions are dedicated to gathering information about the relationship and the areas of strength and weakness. These 4 sessions are also used to explore each partner’s goals for ther therapy and getting a deeper understanding of the history of the relationship. Together we would all decide which issues to focus on first.

Time Commitment

After the assessment it is recommended to commit to 10 sessions. After the 10 sessions the sessions can be less frequent and after determining significant improvements, therapy can begin to phase out.

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