We Mind Body Spirit
Wendy Elliott, MA

Kind mind, open heart, calm body

About Wendy

For over 30 years, I have worked as Licensed Psychotherapist integrating mindfulness meditation, body centered approaches, and spirituality into my clinical work.

I love to work with the hard stuff. Guiding people through the difficult passages of their lives is deeply meaningful to me. I have years of success treating anxiety, depression, grief, loss, stress, and trauma.

An ongoing focus in my practice are adult identity issues and life transitions that manifest in shifting relationships, career, and family.

My work is deeply influenced by extensive training and practice in the fields of somatic psychology, mindfulness meditation, artistic inquiry, and indigenous forms of healing. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®, have studied Shamanism with Mayan elders in Guatemala, completed training as yoga instructor as well as numerous silent retreats, vision fasts, have a daily practice in the tradition of insight (vipassana) and lovingkindness (metta) meditation, make art, and spend ample time  in nature.

In addition to practicing as a Licensed Psychotherapist for thirty years, I have also been teaching graduate students in the fields of depth psychology, dance-movement therapy, counseling/psychology and organizational development. Currently I serve as adjunct faculty at Antioch U Santa Barbara and Pacifica Graduate Institute.

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart… Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. “

Carl Jung

My expertise is guiding clients to listen, respond, and act from their authentic self. My skill as a therapist comes not just from years and years of clinical practice in diverse settings, it also comes from having a lifetime of rich experiences. I believe that life gives us challenges so that we can grow. Learning how to soften into the hard places continues to humble me, and my gratitude runs deep for friends and family, especially my grown up kids.


At an uncertain period in my painting, when I was returning to work as a full time artist, I invited Wendy Elliot to conduct several sessions for me in the studio wherein I would work to identify and develop the questions and processes that were moving my painting. We would also investigate my history as an artist and the impulses that had previously both advanced and hindered the work. The sessions were deeply helpful and Wendy is unrelenting in her ability to deepen and pursue the questions.