Wendy Galyen, Owner, LCSW, BC-TMH

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Welcome to Thrive for Life Counseling, where Wendy, one of the first virtual therapists in the country, leads a team of online-based therapists in empowering individuals to thrive, not just survive. With over 20 years of experience, Wendy stands out with her conversational, empathetic, non-judgmental, and compassionate counseling style which ensures a personalized experience. 

Innovative Approach to Online Therapy:

Wendy's journey began as one of the pioneers of online therapy in the United States. Leveraging technology and a vibrant personality, Wendy connects with clients in unique and engaging ways, fostering an environment where counseling goals are not just met but exceeded.

Welcoming First Sessions:

Prepare for your first session with Wendy by grabbing a warm beverage and a cozy blanket. Wendy, accompanied by her favorite French press coffee and therapy dog Stella, creates a comfortable space for clients to embark on their counseling journey.

Courageous Beginnings:

Wendy believes in the courage it takes to seek help and support at different points in life. She considers it an honor to walk through this transformative journey with each individual, emphasizing the importance of a collaborative approach to counseling.

Commitment to Education: 

Beyond her private practice, Wendy actively contributes to the field of counseling. Serving as an adjunct faculty member, internship supervisor, and consultant, she trains students and therapists nationwide in the integration of telehealth services. Wendy remains at the forefront of counseling theory through research contributions in textbooks, journals, periodicals, and national conferences.

Private Pay Basis for Quality Care:

Operating on a private pay basis allows Wendy to focus on delivering high-quality care without the limitations associated with insurance billing. While not accepting insurance, SuperBills are provided for clients seeking reimbursement through out-of-network benefits.  

Embark on your counseling journey with Wendy at Thrive for Life Counseling – where innovation, compassion, and expertise converge for a transformative experience.

Type of Session
Initial Session - 60 mins
Follow-Up Session 30 mins
Follow-Up Session 45 mins
Follow-Up Session 60 mins
Adult ADHD Evaluation
* Rates Effective July 1, 2023
**Wendy Galyen does not accept insurance

Publications by Wendy Galyen

Wendy has been featured in numerous periodicals to showcase the importance of online counseling and how her unique therapy platform has helped thousands of clients. In addition, Wendy is a prolific and often sought after writer in local and national publications where she shares insights on her impactful approach to online therapy and mental health advocacy. 






Professional Testimonials for Wendy Galyen, LCSW

“I valued every minute of my work with Wendy and am grateful I found her! She’s thoughtful, upbeat, articulate, vibrant, knowledgeable, and warm. I felt deeply understood in our sessions and extremely supported. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an exceptional and compassionate therapist!”

May 2020

-Tiffany Goles of Resilient Hearts Counseling

“Wendy's ability to connect with clients quickly, making them feel safe and heard is one of her greatest strengths. She and her practice were forerunners in virtual therapy - pre-Covid. I highly recommend her and her team.”

May 2022

-Alyssa M Johnson, LCSW - Vibrantly Live Counseling

“Wendy is a very skilled and thoughtful clinician. She brings much wisdom, curiosity and extensive training to her work with her clients. At Thrive for Life Counseling, Wendy has created a warm environment focused on promoting safety and healing.”

April 2022

-Randi l. Paris - Paris Counseling Center

“Wendy offers online therapy at affordable prices. She is passionate about helping others struggling with anxiety issues, life transitions, and relationships.”

December 2019

-Jennifer Levart of Northwest Counseling, Inc.

"I highly recommend Wendy if you are looking for a therapist. "

- Abby Cartwright Counseling