Soultenders was founded in 2001 by Owner/Director, Dr. Wendy Ludecke Selevitch. Dr. Selevitch had a vision to create an environment for therapists and clients to come together, to grow and learn from one another, in order to take helping others to another level. What started out as a small practice with a few therapists in Monrovia has grown into nine locations throughout Los Angeles. There independent therapists have the opportunity to be in a supportive environment and build their own private practice and market their skills to help others in their community. There are a number of independent therapists that are affiliated with us in order to take advantage of the facilities and management services that we offer that enable them to better meet your needs
About the Soultender’s Director
Wendy Ludecke Selevitch, PhD
I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I am a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), CPA (California Psychological Association) and the APA (American Psychological Association). I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 22818) with the State Board of Psychology and a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.
I have a special interest in working with couples and families and I am very interested in doing Dream Work with my individual clients. Much of the therapeutic work I do is based on the theories of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, and other psychologists having a Depth Psychology perspective. However, I do balance my practice using other therapeutic techniques from other theorists as well. It is not so important for me to apply a certain theory or my own beliefs on a client but instead it is my intention to really understand my clients’ own personal beliefs and expectations of therapy. This aids in personalizing each individuals’ therapy sessions in order to create a comfortable environment in which my clients feel they can express themselves.
Competent therapists do not offer solutions or take sides. They help clients work out solutions according to individual values and lifestyles. Seeking professional assistance is a sign of courage and a willingness to deal with life’s many changes.