Dr. Wendy M. O’Connor is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Brentwood, California.
She is passionate about the issues of adolescents, and helping them heal the past and move forward with meaning, passion and purpose in life.
She has been an advocate for children struggling with learning disabilities coupled with low self-esteem. Early intervention, working closely with schools and parents and empowering and encouraging teens to verbalize their needs became an ongoing passion for her. She also specializes in attachment with single women and young adults, helping them to develop meaning, find true love, passion and purpose in life, and creating intention for positive change.
She has dedicated herself to volunteer work in the community specializing in physical and sexual abuse with children, and worked with “at risk” teens in the legal system, non-public schools and outpatient clinics. Her work has focused on helping teens in programs designed to redirect their anger and create meaningful goals for their future. At Vista Del Mar, she focused on individual and family therapy with various emotional issues such as Bipolar Disorder, Self-Injury, Depression, Grief & Loss, Substance Abuse, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD and Attachment Disorder. She also specialized in implementing school interventions for “at risk” students within the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has worked with a wide range of mothers and daughters in all multicultural and socioeconomic levels from the poorest to the wealthiest Hollywood celebrities & royalty.
In addition to her current practice, Dr. O’Connor is an author and currently working on a new book related to parenting teens. She holds public speaking engagements and workshops that creatively address various aspects of relationships.