Traci Wendell, LCSW
Traci Wendell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office located in downtown Albany in the historic Avery Mill building. She has been working as a therapist for fourteen years treating individuals, couples and families. Ms. Wendell received her MSW degree from the University of Washington in 1996 and went on to do post-graduate training at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute.
While using various approaches to address different types of problems, Ms. Wendell‘s overall framework is “psychodynamic.” This means she works to help people understand and break patterns in their lives that have led to unhappiness. For example, a person might feel “stuck” in certain relationships where the same cycles of communication bring frustration and pain. Ms. Wendell believes that understanding the dynamics at play, that is, the reasons a person acts and feels the way he does, can be the first step to change.
In addition to psychotherapy, Ms Wendell also provides EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing can be useful in helping an individual recover from trauma and trauma-related symptoms. Traumatic events (memories) get stored differently in the brain than do regular memories. Even many years following a traumatic experience, people can still suffer from troubling symptoms. EMDR is effective in helping clients gain relief from these symptoms.
FEES AND PAYMENT
Several types of insurance are accepted.
For convenience, Ms. Wendell accepts all forms of payment including debit cards for health care spending accounts.
A cash discount is offered for clients who pay out of pocket.
Ms. Wendell is in the office Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Limited evening hours are available.
“Therapy is a unique process for each person and it can take time to find the right therapist. I look forward to talking with you to assess if I am the right fit.”
— Traci Wendell