Do you, or someone you love, suffer from mental health issues and don’t know where to turn? Wendy Iglehart is a licensed psychotherapist that provides therapy services for those in need. Sometimes, all someone really needs is a safe and comfortable environment to talk about their problems and hear some advice. You’ll find that with Wendy Iglehart. No matter what your issues may be, she’ll be there to hear you out and offer guidance. To learn more about mental health in Cockeysville and ways to help yourself and those around you, be sure to follow our blog.

  1. Bow — “less”

    Currently, I experience a resistance to join the blog community without a neat bow to provide a thoughtful message.  Many times a patient has attended a session believing there wasn't much to say or even offer to me.  Frankly, I empathize with this notion.  Then a thought occurred to me -- I would still prepare a delicious meal to enjoy by myself.  Why would I deprive myself the pleasure of jo…Read More

  2. Laughter Is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Face muscle soreness, shortness of breath, redden face, tears streaming out of the eyes, mucus running out of the nose, coughing, bladder threatening to release urine, and stomach muscle achiness.  Does this sound like fun to you?  When the traits of laughter are presented, it appears rather odd that I love to laugh.  Maybe the joy of laughter is generational. My grandmother would be scolded by…Read More

  3. Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder

    Anxiety is something that almost all of us experience at one point or another, but determining whether or not the anxiety that you’re experiencing is diagnosable as an anxiety disorder, or if it’s something that will in fact pass, is a little more difficult. For each individual, the signs of an anxiety disorder are different, just as the triggers of these emotions are. If you’re uncertain as…Read More

  4. The Deception of 6 Easy Steps

    The outdated, frayed loveseat appeared sadly out of place next to the new modern sofa set.  Rather than discard the old piece of furniture, I thought a slip cover would give a fresh facelift and still provide comfort for the dog to catch a snooze.  I read on-line reviews ranging from satisfaction to being a "pain in the ass" and I also watched a video for fit tips about slipcovers.  Eventually …Read More

  5. Wedding Gown and SUV

    I tossed and turned all night.  Nerves and excitement radiated through my body.  Would I find the right gown?  Will I have the teary experience as seen on TV when the bride just "knows" this is the ONE?  Since elementary school, I fantasized about wearing a long, dreamy wedding gown.  The bridal consultant greeted my mom, my maid-of-honor and me at the front store door.  The consultant asked…Read More

  6. Fun for All Ages

    The main artery roads are separated by bright orange barrels to direct traffic for the State Fair.  A brilliant colorful marquee announces it's soon arrival.  While local residents sleep, trucks and trailers appear during the night in the designated acreage.  The Farris wheel, tea cup, and haunted house rides are almost covertly erected with skill and efficiency before day breaks.  The empty b…Read More

  7. Battle of the Super Bug

    "Hi, Shannon.  It's Wendy again.  (deep sign) Reagan's sick again after a few good days of feeling better.  Not sure if I should bring her back in or if the doc wants to call me." "Oh, no.  Poor Reagan.  Let me take message.  Tell me what's going on."  (I'll spare you the gruesome gastro details.) The vet called me back within an hour sharing her disappointment about Reagan's relapse of sym…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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