Wendy Lehman is a psychotherapist who works with children, adults and adolescents. She provides individual, group, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Washington, DC.
With over 15 years experience as a therapist, specializing in non-verbal approaches, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Many clients are able to more easily access and work through trauma, depression, anger, or anxiety, using experiential (non-verbal) approaches, in addition to talk therapy. These may include mindfulness practices, such as breath work, meditation, body awareness, or guided imagery. She often makes use of creative arts, such as writing, reading, drawing, painting, sculpture, music and dance. She also may incorporate therapeutic play, such as role-play, puppets, games, puzzles, or toys. She may provide talk therapy alone, or integrate these complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
Ms. Lehman became interested in psychotherapy through the practice of visual arts. During her previous career as an art teacher to children, she came to value the personal growth and development demonstrated by her students through their artwork. Her therapeutic approach is to regard therapy as an art-form, and to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Master of Science in Community Counseling, SUNY Plattsburgh, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, Columbia University, 1994
License and Credentials
Licensed Profession Counselor (LPC), #PRC14010, Washington DC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) #LC2776, Maryland (inactive)
Approved Supervisor #670
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Wendy A. Lehman, LPC
Objective: Seeking to partner with schools and clinics, and expand private therapeutic services.
Licensed Professional Counselor of District of Columbia, #PRC14010
Master of Science, Community Counseling, Fall 2005. Plattsburgh State University of New York. Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Spring 1994. Columbia University.
Psychotherapist at Renew Psychological ;Washington, DCK
September 2015 to January 2020;
Psychotherapist at Maryland Family Resource
January 2015 to November 2015
Psychotherapist and Case Manager at QCI Behavioral Health
May 2009 to November 2014
- Provide therapy and case management for adults, children and families, in the clinic, in clients’ homes, and in other community settings.
- Therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral, person-centered, creative arts and play techniques, psycho-educational and supportive
- Work as a team leader with the psychiatrist, community support specialist, and nurse
- Advocate for clients’ needs, outreach to social services, schools, hospitals, courts, jails, substance abuse programs, and other providers
- Conduct intakes, diagnoses, referrals, treatment planning, and consultation
- Determine appropriate level of care, request continuing authorization for services, and provide referrals where needed
- Facilitate young adults group therapy sessions
- Supervise LGPC's working towards full licensing
- Provide on-call emergency services
Mental Health Counselor and Therapist at Cheltenham Youth Facility
-December 2005 to May 2009
*Contract services provided through Glass Health Programs, Inc February 2007 to May 2009, and through
Atlantic Health Services, Inc. December 2005 to February 2007
- Individually counseled detained adolescents with emotional disabilities
- Assessed newly admitted youths for mental health needs
- Provided adolescent group therapy on a regular, on-going basis
- Interventions included building interpersonal skills, handling depression, anxiety, anger and stress management, decision-making, ADHD, and academic and career development
- Provided short-term crisis counseling
- Worked as part of the mental health team in consultation and treatment service planning
- Consulted with other mental health staff, teachers, parents, case managers and residential counselors, medical staff and probation officers
- Individually counseled special education students to achieve socio-emotional, behavioral, educational and transitional IEP goals.
- Identify appropriate mental health goals & services for clients’ interdisciplinary Treatment Service Plan
Counseling Intern at Otsego County Mental Health Clinic, Children’s Services
Oneonta, New York
May 2005 to September 2005
- Provided individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults
- Conducted intakes, diagnoses, referrals, treatment planning, and consultation
- Co-facilitated creative group sessions for adolescents
- Organized Art-as-Healing, an exhibit featuring the work of clients, counselors and community members
Counseling Intern at Behavioral Health Services North, Child and Family Services,
Plattsburgh, New York
January 2005 to May 2005
- Counseled children and adolescents individually in the clinic
- Worked with youth in the community-based waiver program
- Co-facilitated adventure-based counseling groups
- Led a weekly meditation workshop for college students and faculty
School Counseling Intern at Keeseville Elementary School
Keeseville, New York
September 2004 to December 2004
- Counseled children individually and in psycho-educational groups
- Co-facilitated classroom workshops on personal/social, academic, and career-oriented themes
Artist in Residence, various organizations, New York City
March 1998 to June 2003
February 1997 to 2001
January 1997 to June 2000
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
April 1996 to May 1997
Museum of Modern Art
November 1998 to June 1999
- Taught Conflict Resolution with Puppet-making for third-graders, Spring 2003.
- Provided arts-based counseling for small groups and individual students, for Project Liberty, a FEMA program responding to the World Trade Center attacks, Summer 2002.
- Led drawing workshops exploring emotional expression through drawing and painting.
- Guided mural painting with 4th graders, a collaborative project with the theme of friendship.
- Guided tours for student groups in art museums
Professional Associations: NCC, National Certified Counselor
Member ACA, American Counseling Association
Further training and certification in: CPR, Crisis Management, Therapeutic Play,Creative Arts Techniques, Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and Loss, Gang Awareness, Attachment Disorder, and Zen Therapy
Co-presenter at the New York Mental Health Counselors Association (NYMHCA) 2005 Conference