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  First, let me thank Dr. Bill Glaser’s Institute for allowing me the privilege to create my work. In 2001, I attended a “Basic Seminar” in Charlottesville, Virginia taught by Dr. Bill Abbott. I knew the information shared could help in my work with children and families. Wondering how to make it relevant for the population I was working with at the time. I began to write and create “lessons” to provide the children and families with practical information to help them in their lives based on what I learned from Dr. Glasser's work. I sent the work to Dr. Abbott and with his encouragement, kept going and going. I wrote to The Glasser Institute and was granted permission to develop my ideas and work. I am not affiliated with the Glasser Institute, however, I am forever grateful they have allowed me to build on what I learned from them. For more information about the good work they are doing internationally, go to their website:  


  · The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1999, BA in Christian Education)

 ·  Southern University at New Orleans (2001, Masters of Social Work)  

Wendy Continues to do ongoing education to support her interest and certifications as a School Social Worker and Clinical Social Worker. 

Work Experiences

  •   New Orleans: YWCA with the Battered Woman’s Program: work with women and children, advocacy, prevention, education and developing a Children's Program.  
  •   Childhelp, USA, Lignum, Virginia: child and family therapy, co-teacher with a Training for Foster Care  Program, working out-placed students.
  •  Family Preservation, Warrenton, Virginia: In-home services
  •  School Social Worker: Prevention, Interventions, Collaboration, Social Histories, work with students with and without special needs individually and in groups, participate in Positive Behavioral Support Teams and Eligibility Teams.

Wendy home-schooled her children for five years. She was a foster parent for eight children and continues to volunteer in a variety of capacities.

License and Affiliations

  •  Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • School Social Social Worker


  •  The Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work
  •  Virginia Education Association (VEA)
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
  •  Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Omicron Chapter
  •  St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Culpeper, Virginia  

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 Wendy recently retired from her position as a school social worker in Fauquier County. This was one of her dream jobs, now she has time to pursue her passion and  dream of developing more materials with The 5 Needs. Wendy now has more time to speak at conference and do trainings for your group.

Wendy is available to communicate with you about ideas and plans. She can also help create specific plans for your work. Prices vary, depending on what you need. Send an email and let the conversations begin: or call her: 540-661-6869.

 Incorporating The 5 Needs in your work may be just what you need at this time.  We can brainstorm ideas and see what may help you help others.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact her at: