Founder and Program Director
Wendy-DeMarzio-2.jpg 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.  My mission was to come along side families who were experiencing challenges with their children. I was focused on the goal of providing support to strengthen the family unit.   Within a few years, it was evident that the needs of my community would be best served if I developed two distinct teams of professionals. I am proud to present these folks to you today.  Overseen by Clinically Licensed Supervisors, our Qualified Mental Health Professionals are available to help address the challenges that mental health diagnosis present. In addition, we have several licensed Board Certified Behavior Analysts that guide our passionate Registered Behavior Technicians who are trained to address the specific needs a diagnosis of autism or other neurological disabilities presents.  These two teams often work together as we address the needs of individuals who have dual diagnosis.  Services specific to the adult population were developed congruently over the years as well and their needs can be met with either team.

We are pleased to also have recently launched Sponsored Residential.  Our commitment to a continuum of care.

My vision sparked the beginning of this fabulous company and now my staff’s professional dedication continues it.  Honest, genuine, ethical, devoted, experienced…these are all the words that come to mind when I think of my employees.  It has been my pleasure to have contributed to the professional development of many residents, supervisees and interns over the years.  I know that the time we have spent with these now licensed professionals will affect change many-fold in our community.  I am committed to continuing to invest in my employee’s individual growth and know they will continue to invest in you.

Thank you for trusting me and my employees with those who matter most to you. Be assured, they greatly matter greatly to us as well.”

When not in the office, Wendy can be found enjoying time with her two boys who especially like water activities.  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.