Soultenders was founded in 2001 by Owner/Director, Dr. Wendy Ludecke Selevitch. Dr. Selevitch had a vision to create an environment for therapists to come together, to grow and learn from one another, in order to take helping others to another level. Therapists have the opportunity to be in a supportive environment and build their own private practice and market their skills to help others in their community. We have several different therapists in our office, to better meet your needs. Click below to read a short bio on each of our therapists to see who would best understand what you need.


Meet Our Staff

WE PROVIDE A VARIETY
OF counseling options

Overcoming life’s problems

Individual psychotherapy can be the most effective tool for working with many different issues. As you become more conscious about your self and your values and what gives your life meaning, you can change the way you feel, how you make decisions, how you perform at work, how you relate to others and thus your dreams and goals can become more purposeful and much more fulfilling. It just takes some time, some support and investment in you.

Put your dreams in motion

Services

People experience life events that are painful to deal with on their own. Dealing with the loss of a loved one, marital conflicts, divorce/separation, job loss, serious physical illness, work stress, school troubles, alcohol/drug abuse, depression, and anxiety are the various examples why people enter therapy. People usually feel at a loss to solve the problem. Therapy helps to clarify the confusion and sort out the issues so one has a new way of dealing with things. Therapy is a wonderful tool and yet people typically come to therapy as a last resort. Therapy does not provide instant results nor is it a cure. Most people initially feel uncomfortable and probably worse before they start feeling better. This is mainly a result of avoiding the issue causing it to build-up and take a longer time to work through. We commonly tell people, “the issue didn’t happen overnight thus it won’t be solved that quickly either”. As discouraging as this may sound, there is hope. It takes readiness and an openness to undergo therapy and just like with exercise, the rewarding results will happen gradually over time so be patient because you’re worth the wait!
Many are unsure what the differences are between all the provider titles. I will attempt to explain that here:

Psychiatrists - are M.D.'s who went to medical school with a specialty in psychiatric medicine. They typically see people every four to six weeks depending on personal needs of the client and their appointments typically consist of some kind of assessment and prescription of medication like going to your regular general physician except to discuss more of your emotional needs and issues.

Psychologists – either hold a Ph.D. or a Psy.D. and if they are licensed their business cards and other marketing materials show a license number and look like PSY#00000. Psychologists are licensed by the Board of Psychology. They can usually take insurance whether in-network or out-of-network depending on which insurance companies they are contracted with. Psychologists provide counseling and psychotherapy. They work with people who have life adjustment problems, and also with those who have emotional disorders or mental illness. They provide treatment for people of all ages, to individuals, couples, families and groups. Psychologists provide treatment for anxiety, depression, phobias, panic disorders, eating disorders, stress related problems, PTSD, trauma, relationship problems, and severe mental disorders. Their appointments are typically on a weekly basis as needed sometimes more than once a week and usually each appointment is anywhere between twenty minutes and ninety minutes depending on necessity. Psychologists can do assessments and evaluations including psychological testing for adults and children, career testing and many types of evaluations if the psychologist has had prior training or experience with the testing, assessment or evaluation.

Marriage and Family Therapists – either hold a M.A. or M.S. and are licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. They have also completed at least 2 years of clinical experience in some kind of internship. Their license numbers should always be readily displayed on their business cards or other marketing materials and usually look like L.M.F.T. or LMFT #00000. They can usually take insurance whether in-network or out-of-network depending on which insurance companies they are contracted with. Marriage and Family Therapists see people of all ages including individuals, families, couples and children and help with a multitude of relationship issues. Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat a wide range of major clinical problems including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, marital problems, individual psychological problems, and parent-child problems, traumaand PTSD. Their appointments are typically on a weekly basis as needed sometimes more than once a week and usually each appointment is anywhere between twenty minutes and ninety minutes depending on necessity.

Clinical Social Workers – hold a M.S.W. degree and are licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences Their license numbers should always be readily displayed on their business cards or other marketing materials and usually look like L.C.S.W. or LCSW #00000. Clinical Social Workers in private practice, for the most part, operate the same as a marriage and family therapist. They can usually take insurance whether in-network or out-of-network depending on which insurance companies they are contracted with and they see people of all ages including individuals, families, couples and children and help with a multitude of relationship issues. Clinical Social Workers can also diagnose and treat a wide range of major clinical problems including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, marital problems, individual psychological problems, and parent-child problems, substance abuse issues, trauma and PTSD. Their appointments are typically on a weekly basis as needed sometimes more than once a week and usually each appointment is anywhere between twenty minutes and ninety minutes depending on necessity.

Marriage and Family Therapy Interns – hold either an M.A. or M.S. but are not licensed yet. They are registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences and are supervised by a licensed marriage and family therapists that have held a license for more than 2 years and who have had training in supervising interns. They almost never can take insurance whether in-network or out-of-network but because they are obtaining supervised hours of experience they offer therapy at a much lower rate. Like licensed individuals, Marriage and Family Therapist Interns see people of all ages including individuals, families, couples and children and help with a multitude of relationship issues. Marriage and family therapist interns also diagnose and treat a wide range of major clinical problems including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, marital problems, individual psychological problems, and parent-child problems, trauma and PTSD with the help of their supervisors. Their appointments are typically on a weekly basis as needed sometimes more than once a week and usually each appointment is anywhere between twenty minutes and ninety minutes depending on necessity.
In many cases, therapy can be helpful if you or a loved one is dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Relationship, Marriage, or Family distress, or if your child is dealing with school related issues.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marital difficulties
  • Families in crises
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Behavior management and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Testing for school age children

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