Founder and Program Director
|Wendy Demarzio LCSW
Wendy Demarzio is the founder and Program Director of Counseling and Advocacy Associates. Wendy obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 1996 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She continued her professional development and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2002.
A few words from Wendy:
“I founded Counseling and Advocacy Associates in 2008. The company began with Intensive In Home Counseling Service serving the greater Richmond area. Our mission was to come along side families who were experiencing challenges with their children with the goal of providing support to strengthen the family unit. In 2010 we added Mental Health Skill Building (formally known as Mental Health Support) which broadened our serviced population to include adults.” Behavioral Therapy carved out a state funding source which allowed us to develop a separate uniquely skilled team to meet the needs for children with Autism and related diagnosis through Applied Behavior Analysis.
“My vision sparked the beginning of this fabulous company and now my staff’s professional dedication continues it.” Honest, genuine, ethical, dedicated, devoted, skilled, professional…these are all the words that come to mind when I think of the Counseling and Advocacy Team.As a Licensed Social Worker, I have been privileged to work in a variety of settings including Child Protective Services, Substance Abuse Intensive Out Patient, School Social Work and Private Practice. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and families who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, familial discord, marriage concerns, ADHD, anger/aggression, adjustment issues, substance abuse, conflict resolution and personality disorders. I have been EMDR certified, DBT trained, and currently hold certification as a Clinical Supervisor.
I entered into program development and clinical management with the birth of Counseling and Advocacy Associates and have enjoyed clinically supervising our mental health practitioners as they grow in their professional skills. It is my pleasure to have contributed to the professional development of many residents/supervises who are either now practicing on their own or who will be very shortly. “When not in the office, Wendy can be found enjoying time with her two boys who especially like the water (tubing, fishing, boating, and swimming). When she is not with her boys you can find her on the tennis court, loving the great state of Virginia and the beautiful climate which enables her to swing the racket almost all year long.”