Meet Dr. Wendy Goetz
Owner, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I entered this field because of an intuitive belief that relationships, while complex, are fluid and can be improved with knowledge and effort. I aim to make therapy transparent by sharing my thought process and teaching clients to think and react in new ways. Therapy is an opportunity to understand ourselves and build a satisfying life and meaningful relationships.
I have over a decade of experience providing clinical services. As a Chicago native, it’s hard to imagine practicing as a psychologist anywhere else, as all of the things I personally love about the city—the diversity, culture, arts, opportunities—are the same things that help me flourish professionally.
People are savvy, and access to digital self-help and psychological materials is unprecedented. But in-person relational experiences can’t be replaced. I will help you discover what your feelings are telling you about needs that aren’t being met, and take steps to improvement that are realistic and achievable. Together, we’ll figure out ways for you to thrive.
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What It's Like To Work With Me
I am interactive and attentive to every layer of listening, including your words, tone of voice, body language, and also what is being left unsaid. I bring humor in when appropriate, and clients have shared they find me to be relatable and real. I’m always willing to tackle difficult and complex issues and challenge you in supportive but direct ways, with deep empathy and acute awareness. This helps you engage in your growth and feel empowered to make the changes you seek on your own. I provide feedback in an open, nonjudgmental way, and help you practice communicating so you’re comfortable implementing these skills in all your relationships. My goal is always to help you use your strengths to heal yourself and move forward.