Last updated: 4/25/2020

Wendy J. Carter, MSW, LCSW (719) 331-3721
Last Updated: 4/25/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in training for CAC Iii

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

I graduated from Newman University School of Social Work in 2009. I use a variety of approaches to collaboratively work with individuals and couples who are seeking tools to empower and change their lives. My specialty includes complications around grief and loss, especially surrounding disabilities, co-occurring disorders, and people who feel disempowered by their disorders. I have experience working with people who have lost friends or family to suicide. I am currently studying to become a certified addictions counselor.

Focusing on:
Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Depression Elder Abuse Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Physical Illness/Impairment Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Dementia Developmental Disability Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Phobias Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Heart of the Phoenix Counseling, LLC
1422 N. Hancock
Suite 1 South
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 331-3721

Contact: Wendy Carter

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 6:00pm
Tue9:00am – 6:00pm
Wed9:00am – 6:00pm
Thu9:00am – 6:00pm
Fri9:00am – 4:00pm
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 8 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)


Years of Experience: 10

CO - LCSW [9923190]

Credentials and Certifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $50
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Initial Consultation

Colorado Access Health Plan United Healthcare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Caregivers Chronic Illness Disabled Suicidal
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Diabetes Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Transgender
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Case Management Holistic Humanistic Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Outreach Psycho-Educational Social Support
Other theoretical approaches:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Body Work (Massage, Touch Therapy) Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Satir Systemic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Hispanic Irish Native American
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, The