Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Wendy Enden

LMHCA

Wendy Enden Counseling

304 Main Ave. S., #201

Renton

wendy@wendyenden.com

This provider is accepting new patients at this time


Insurance

This provider accepts the following insurances:

Does this provider accept Medicaid?

no

Does this provider accept Medicare?

no


Practice

Specialization

Mental Health (general), LGBTQ

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, people in recovery


Identity

Gender Identity

Cisgender female

Sexual Orientation


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

yes

Comprehensive intake forms that include a patient's chosen name and gender pronouns?

yes

Clinic uses a patient's chosen name (as opposed to their legal name) on their chart?

yes

Trans standard of care used:

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

Solo practitioner- interned for one year at Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities; attended Gender Odyssey conference; member of PFLAG Eastside

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

Master's program at Seattle University required classes in Social Justice and Counseling Diverse Populations.


Values

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for LGBQ-identified patients?

I sublease in a naturopathic clinic. The clinic is a safe space for LBBQ-identified clients.

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for trans- and genderqueer-identified patients?

The clinic is a safe space for trans- and genderqueer-identified clients.

Please describe the ways in which you are involved in LGBTQ community outside of your practice (ex: Do you attend conferences on working with LGBTQ clients? Are you involved in local organizations that serve these communities? etc).

Member of Ingersoll Mental Health Providers group; member of PFLAG Eastside; attend continuing education trainings on working with LGBTQ clients.

What else do you want potential patients to know about you or your clinic?

I believe that both gender and sexuality exist on a spectrum, and there is no "wrong" way to identify oneself. I believe in providing compassionate support to every client, no matter how they identify, and whether their challenges are identity-related or simply the same life challenges we all experience. I try to meet every client exactly where they are and work with them to find the best way to navigate whatever they are experiencing. I also have space available for sliding scale clients.