Real People. Real Stories. Real Results.

“I started seeing Wendy during a particularly difficult time in my life. I’d weaned myself off of an anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication that I’d been taking for several years and was having almost daily panic attacks. I was struggling at both work and home and I felt pretty desperate.

Wendy helped me identify some coping skills that I could rely on to keep my anxiety under control. She also helped me see that I was engaging in a lot of negative self-talk that was only making my problems worse. Wendy helped me flip the script I had in my head that I wasn’t good enough and wasn’t worthy. I am much gentler and kinder to myself now, and this had made a huge difference in my day to day happiness.”

Attorney, Age 42

“Daring Greatly changed me. Over a decade ago I got sober and made some huge changes in my life. I became willing to let go of everything that I once was in a hopeless attempt to find out what or who I could be. The growth has been unimaginable, and I owe it to all of the people who took a chance on me including you (Wendy) allowing me the wherewithal to show up, be seen, and live brave. Thank you for being part of my life.”

Medical Tech, Age 35

“The Daring Way course changed my life from the very first class! I learned so much about how I was feeling and what to do with my feelings. When I started, I didn't even know what feelings were. I was lost, scared, and depressed.

Daring Way was a safe place to practice being brave and doing things I never knew I was capable of doing! I learned tools that helped me grow stronger and be myself. I'm still learning and growing, my life, my family’s lives, and my professional life have been exponentially impacted through this course. I will be forever grateful for the resources and habits I've learned.”

Entrepreneur, Age 60

Testimonials found on this website are actual client reviews of Wendy J Poole.  The clients, and their willingness to share their experiences, are highly appreciated.  However, please keep in mind that every situation is different and therapeutic success depends on the unique circumstances of each case.  

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I'm Wendy Johnson Poole. I serve the Northwest Arkansas community by helping people uncover their true potential and lead the life they desire to have. I'm able to do this because I have a Master of Arts in Communication, a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health, and in-depth and valuable training in Dr. Brene Brown's Certified Daring Way (tm) program, and work as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

That's a lot of fancy degrees and training to say that I can -- and will! -- work with you to help you understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy or coaching approaches and techniques, we can change long standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling, meaningful, and authentic life.

I'm trained in an integrative treatment approach that incorporates narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and psycho-dynamic theories to provide you with the highest quality therapy. I'd love to assist you or your family with any mental, emotional, or behavioral issues that impact your life. And don't worry, I strictly adhere to confidentiality in our meetings.