Wendy Yurk, MS, LPC
About Wendy Yurk
To help achieve the goals you have in mind, whether you wish to improve the quality of your life or better cope with life’s difficulties, I offer many years of experience and a collaborative, non-judgmental approach. My orientation is wholistic–mind, body, and spirit–in order to help you with the areas in which you want to focus. I use a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, was earned at at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, where I was awarded the Psychology Student of the Year. I also have a Master of Science degree in educational psychology, with emphases in community counseling and school counseling, from UW–Milwaukee. Having lived in Wisconsin since childhood, I chose to remain here for my education and to live the good life. I am Wisconsin through and through.
Having worked in a number of settings, including outpatient mental health, university counseling, school counseling, and in-home autism treatment, I have broad experience as a counselor and therapist. These varied experiences have all enriched my career; however, my heart lies as an outpatient psychotherapist, so this is where I’ll stay.
Maintaining a strong community and professional presence has always been important to me. I am currently serving as Past President on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America in Sheboygan County, have been a member of the American Counseling Association since 1988, and actively participate in the Sheboygan County Chamber and the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.American Counseling Association
On a personal level, balance in my life ensures my own mental health. Quality relationships with my family and friends, a healthy and active lifestyle, a strong spiritual connection, and a good book reflect my top priorities. The more of these that I can accomplish in the surroundings of nature, the better!
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital
Age Group FocusAdults, Seniors
Treatment ApproachesCoaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
IssuesADHD, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger’s, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Codependency, Coping Skills, Coping With Medical Issues, Depression, Divorce, End of Life Issues, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Gambling, Goal Setting, Grief, Infidelity, Internet Addiction, Introversion, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, Military, Obesity, Parenting, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep or Insomnia, Smoking Cessation, Spirituality, Sports Performance, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues