1. Vacation and Relaxation

    Last Thursday sitting on a sandy beach watching the waves crash, I felt the warm sun on my skin.  My dear friend, Jen, was beside me and we were catching up on events and laughing.  We see each other only once a year because we live in different states.  Jen and her family are wonderful hosts -- taking me to the best bar-be-cue joints in the south, watching funny movies, taking me for a ride on…Read More

  2. Casualties of War

    In the field of mental health it is easy to forget that some issues are completely hidden. There are thousands who suffer in silence without ever getting the help that they need, this is particularly true of our veterans. The unique trauma that is caused during war is measured years after the soldier's return. It is not uncommon for a relative of a World War II veteran to say that the war was not …Read More

  3. Lessons from the Knitting Circle

    My family and I surrounded my grandmother's hospice bed.  She appeared a stranger.  Her body was eaten by cancer, her face sunken with a yellow complexion, her breath rattled, and her bones protruded under the hospital blanket.  An exquisite maroon colored prayer shawl draped around her shoulders.  As her last breathes were fading, I recalled how the shawl provided comfort to my grandmother du…Read More

  4. Desire Honored

    "Hello," I answered the phone in a sing-song voice seeing  my friend's name on caller ID. On the other end of the line I heard a small soft hiccup sound.  "Wendy," (a pause filled with weeping) -- I gently responded, "I'm here." "Am I a bad mom?," barely audible asked my friend, Rachel. Immediately my mind raced -- Oh boy, she'd only been a mother for 2 weeks and haunted by a question many paren…Read More

  5. New Kid on the Block

    When I was in 4th grade, my parents transferred me mid-year into a new school.  The principal escorted us to the classroom.  I wore a fresh navy checkered-jumper uniform with a white blouse and navy tights with black loafers.  I felt terrified and awkward meeting students who already had established friendships.  Plus, I looked like something from a horror film with a brown grotesque scab on t…Read More

  6. Seven Year Itch

    Let’s say you are in the midst of the seventh year of your marriage. You are both kind of coasting through the relationship and it has been somewhat pushed to the side. You may or may not have tried counseling but with kids, social engagements, a mortgage and all of the other stuff that comes along with being a young married couple. You seem to fight more than you used to and about more and more…Read More

  7. Welcome!

    Welcome to Wendy Iglehart Psychotherapy! Thank you for visiting! Please take a moment to look through the services we offer. It is my mission to assist in your mental health needs. We all need someone to talk to at different points in our lives. We want to supply a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment in order to enhance your emotional wellbeing. At Wendy Iglehart Psychotherapy we believe …Read More