Ascension Counseling in Bend with Wendy Heath-Wirtz, MS, LPC, a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in helping people who feel stuck, anxious, confused, and are experiencing a lack of purpose in their lives. Wendy received her Master’s in Counseling from Oregon State University Cascades, graduating with honors from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Wendy is HeartMath Certified and believes that innate wisdom comes from the heart, not the head. She leads Heal the Healer & Breakthrough Academy Workshops in Bend, Oregon.
Wendy specializes in trauma therapy, including PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, grief, and life transitions. Wendy also works with women’s and men’s issues, rite of passage, adolescence, and addictions. Wendy assists the client in processing and releasing trauma and limiting beliefs/definitions, and installing beliefs and definitions that benefit the client’s healing journey and ascension process. Out with the old, in with the new!
Wendy’s passions include raising her children with her husband, adventuring with her family, being of service to others, and many outdoor activities.
Wendy’s approach to healing is unique and powerful. She calls it the “Healing Trifecta”. Wendy utilizes the most empirically-based psychology interventions, such as EMDR, HeartMath, DBT/CBT, Internal Family Systems, and more. She brings in ancient wisdom from spiritual texts around the world including ancient Toltec, Taoism, Buddhism, Essene, Hinduism, and Christianity. Pairing leading-edge, scientifically-based interventions with ancient wisdom have proven to be a powerful combination. Finally, Wendy uses her direct attunement and communication with the client’s highest self in order to co-create the most relevant healing path for each client.