Wendy Elliott, MA, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Board- Certified Dance-Movement Therapist who has taught at Antioch University New England for the last 25 years. Wendy moved to Ojai in 2011 and has been teaching at Antioch University Santa Barbara since then. Wendy is a Board member of the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and has been active since her arrival in California to help other clinicians learn more about this new licensure and the future professional identity of counselors in California.
In addition to her 30 years as a clinician, Wendy also received a Masters in Leadership Development which allowed her to serve as Dean of Student Programs and Community Development at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. During this time, she designed and implemented leadership development programs for college students who have a variety of learning challenges including ADD, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, and diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum.
In her work as a therapist, Wendy integrates clinical approaches that draw from her work as a Body Centered Psychotherapist ( including Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Psychology and Authentic Movement) as well as approaches from the emerging field of Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy. Wendy has a private practice in Ojai where she also leads on-going Dance-Movement Therapy and Authentic Movement groups.
Wendy is bicultural with Latina roots and speaks conversational Spanish. She works from a culturally sensitive framework and enjoys working with clients who suffer from trauma, depression, grief/loss, anxiety, and somatic issues. Wendy’s ongoing passion in the the field of Counseling/Psychology is exploring the places where social justice, spirituality, creativity, and the neurophysiology of the body-mind and emotions meet.