Therapist Profile

Joanne J. Wendt, PhD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12535 Camino Emparrado San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 674-4913
License Number
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
Psychologist: PSY15145

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Are you feeling lonely, not listened to and belittled by someone who used to adore you, your conversations consist of either bickering or no conversation at all, and as hard as you try, you just can't seem to figure out where it all went wrong? If this sounds like you, you are not alone. My mission is to help clients find the love that somehow got lost along the way by facilitating the mastery of skills that lead to validation, respect and enhancement of their relationship. My goal is to help all clients discover the strength within them to achieve their highest possible potential. To achieve this goal, cognitive/behavioral interventions are specifically designed and utilized to help individuals see a more comprehensive view of the problem at hand with in-depth understanding and a concrete plan of how changes can be made in order to achieve greater satisfaction in life. Trained as a psychologist, specializing in marriage and family therapy, I view individual issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues from a family system’s perspective, stating, " No one exists in a vacuum and the difficulties one may be experiencing at the moment are possibly being influenced, in positive or negative ways, by those in his/her environment." I enjoy being creative in how I present material to my clients, offering healing resources in a wide variety of formats such as books, articles, CD's and videos while keeping a sense of humor in the midst of emotional turmoil that lends a sense of hopefulness to the individuals and helps motivate therapeutic gains. My approach to the therapeutic setting is one of optimism and great respect for an individual's readiness to meet difficult challenges and gain a greater understanding of who he/she aspires to be. For more information or to schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 858/674-4913, by email at or visit my website at to see how I can help alleviate the pain that's caused by an atmosphere of "walking on eggshells."

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Individual Couple/Marital therapy Family
Aetna, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Shield of CA, Health Net Insurance, Medicare, Magellan, MHN, Other, PacifiCare, Private Pay, PPO, Tricare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


Ph.D., Psychology, USIU, 1993 M.A., MFT,USIU, 1988 M.A., Psychology,Pepperdine U., 1982

Area of Specialty

ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Assertiveness Training
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Family Systems
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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