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Meet Wendy Levin-Shaw, LCSW

Wendy Levin-Shaw, a licensed clinical social worker, has worked for over twenty years with individuals, couples and families as they seek to respond to life's challenges. Relationship enhancement, effective parenting, marital conflict and interfaith marriage are some of the varied concerns that Wendy addresses with her clients. In therapy, Wendy uses her extensive training in Family Systems Theory, which recognizes that individuals are significantly influenced by the intricate relationships in their lives.

In addition to psychotherapy, Wendy has provided education and support to groups on parenting, bereavement, interfaith couples and adoption. She has been a speaker on a range of topics, including communication, family relationships, and managing the challenges of our daily lives. As an adjunct faculty member at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, she has authored and presented, "The History of Parent Education from 1850 to 1952." She also co-authored training materials entitled "Enhancing Self-Esteem in Parents."

Wendy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has also been a family therapist for a local community mental health clinic and co-founded a support organization for mothers.

Wendy holds a master's of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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