NICE TO MEET YOU
I’m Dr. Wendy O’Connor
I am a Positive Psychologist + Life Strategist for Women.
I am an optimist.
A lover of all things beautiful and delicious.
Professionally speaking, I am a Stanford-educated psychologist focused on helping you overcome the obstacles that keep you feeling stuck and unfulfilled.
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the PAU-Stanford Consortium, where I specialized in evidence-based treatment. I use your strengths, values, and goals to map out a blueprint for your success.
It is my passion to guide you on creating sustainable change in your life, in order to feel both happier and more fulfilled.
Dr. Wendy M. O’Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. She has worked in various settings with over twenty years of experience in the community and globally.
Before she became a therapist, she was a preschool teacher as well as major in Dance and Theater Arts in Los Angeles, California. While attending graduate school with an emphasis in Infant & Toddler Specialization, and working full-time as a teacher, she dedicated herself to volunteer work in the community specializing in physical and sexual abuse with children as well as working with “at risk” teens in the legal system, nonpublic schools and outpatient clinics. Her work focused on helping teens in programs designed to redirect their anger and create meaningful goals for their future. This important work in the community inspired Dr. O’Connor to participate further in the community by continuing her internship at a well-known organization called Vista Del Mar. There she focused on individual and family therapy with various emotional issues such as Bipolar
Disorder, Self-Injury, Depression, Grief & Loss, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, and Attachment Disorder.
She is an advocate for children struggling with learning disabilities coupled with low self-esteem. Early intervention, working closely with schools and parents, and empowering and encouraging teens to verbalize their needs became an ongoing passion for Dr. Wendy O’Connor. She also specializes in attachment with Single Women and young adults helping them to develop meaning find true love, passion, and purpose in life, and create an intention for positive change.
After completing her doctoral dissertation, which was entitled “Attachment Theory and Single Women Finding Romantic Relationships,” she continued her work at Vista Del Mar for over 15 years in various programs from Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Stress Program, School Based Services, Residential Program, Non-Public School, as well as implementing school interventions for “at risk” students within the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has worked with a wide range of mothers and daughters in all multicultural and socioeconomic levels from the poorest to the wealthiest Hollywood celebrities & Royalty.
In addition to her current practice, Dr. O’Connor is an author and currently working on a new book related to parenting teens. She holds public speaking engagements and workshops that creatively address various aspects of relationships. Dr. Wendy O’Connor is passionate about the issues of Marriage & Family as well as an adolescent; couples and individuals helping them heal the past and move forward with meaning, passion, and purpose in life.
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