Wendy L. Saling
Do you often think you’re not enough?
Do you find you frequently criticize yourself?
Do you get caught up worrying about the future or end up in tears about the past?
Have you been struggling with divorce, caring for an aging family member or wishing you could just “age gracefully” in today’s world?
I have been there and my passion is helping other women find their way through these struggles. You have so much to offer the world but I want to help you offer those same things to yourself.
About My Experience:
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of NJ. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University and my Master of Social Work from Kean University. I have worked as a Senior Primary Therapist in the Adult Psychiatric Partial Hospital Program and Women’s Program at Princeton House Behavioral Health. My specialties include women’s issues, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress management, caregiver stress, parenting and divorce in addition to other major life transitions. My treatment approach is based in relational cultural theory where the emphasis is on growth and healing through relationship. I also incorporate strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, dialectical behavioral therapy and the strengths perspective model.
My work as a therapist is actually a second career for me. I previously worked in Human Resources for a financial services firm prior to going through a divorce, single motherhood and returning to graduate school to pursue my MSW. Running my own private practice had been a dream for many years. I grew up and live in Somerset County and am the mother to three spunky daughters and two dogs who misbehave a lot. I am also married to my best friend and business partner Stephen. In my free time (what?!?) I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading, leading my daughters’ Girl Scout troops and I think a lot about getting back to doing yoga.