Family and Sex Therapy with Wendi Dumbroff MA, LPC EP: 27
HMMM… YOU DO WHAT?
In this latest episode of Wise Women @ Work, Felicia speaks with Wendi Dumbroff, a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with, among other things, couples conflict, family conflict, divorce, parent/child
relationships (including parents and adult children), sexual issues, and much more.
Much of her work is in the area of sex therapy. And curious minds want to know. Listen as she shares some of the reactions she has received when describing the unusual nature of her work.
WELL, IT’S COMPLICATED
As a sex therapist, Wendi must delve into the challenges couples face in their relationships. Ever sensitive to the delicate nature of this work, she explains how she identifies her clients’ triggers to help her evaluate their unique situation, helps her clients
discover who they are sexually, and educates them as to how their past may impact their current intimate relationship.
As a thoughtful listener, Wendi supports her clients as they identify the underlying meaning and feelings behind their frustrations. Listen how she supports couples as they
learn how to communicate effectively and heal from their past to develop healthier relationships. As she says, “I help them untangle the web.”
BUT, HOW DID YOU START?
Wendi didn’t start out as a therapist. She describes how she started in pharmaceuticals, and how she made the shift in her career after she had children. She knew she wanted to
become a therapist; after that, it was her desire to help couples with their relationships that spurred her onto working in this taboo subject area. But first she had to go back to school. She encourages others to do the same if it will bring them professional fulfillment.
Wendi offers courses on mindfulness and meditation. She describes how these disciplines support her work as a therapist. “Through mindfulness and meditation you can take a pause and be present,” she suggests. To those who aren’t sure, Wendi describes the difference between meditation and mindfulness. As an added bonus, she takes us through a session on mindfulness.
THAT’S GOOD ADVICE
To women who may be considering counseling as a career Wendi comments, “Don’t be afraid to go back to school if needed; and remember to take care of yourself before you try to take care of someone else.”
“Find what you love to do, and to never stop learning.”
Wendi Dumbroff is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families who may be dealing with, among other things, depression, anxiety, couples conflict, family conflict, divorce, parent/child relationships (including parents
and adult children), LGBTQ issues, sexual issues, and much more.
She has specialized training in family and couples therapy, which she obtained through a post-graduate program at the “Ackerman Institute for the Family” in New York City. She is currently pursuing post-graduate certification in the area of sex therapy.
She strives to provide her clients with a non-judgmental, open, and safe environment where they can share some of their most personal and intimate issues. Her mission to help create positive change in the lives of her clients.