Wendy Wheelwright, Marriage and Family Therapy Adjunct Professor

Wendy Wheelwright

Biography

Professor Wendy Wheelwright is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Sonoma County. Presently, she is the training Coordinator at Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division where she oversees the staff development training program for mental health clinicians and supporting staff. Professor Wendy Wheelwright graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.

She specializes in trauma and feels that her love of music counterbalances the stress that can come with the profession. Professor Wheelwright has been singing opera and playing piano since she was seven years old. She has been a part of the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus for eight years and performed Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” as a soprano soloist in May 2017.

Education

  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Double Major (B.A), Music, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Minor, Business, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Awards & Distinctions

    • Integral force in the start-up and development of three community-based treatment programs within the Sonoma County Behavioral Health system of care. Served as Program Director for the Progress Sonoma Crisis-Residential Unit which opened in 2007. Handled all staffing development, site renovation, program development, and regulatory certification and compliance. The immediate success of the program warranted its expansion within 2 years of opening, and then subsequent development of sister programs in 2012 and 2015.
    • Collaborated with Sonoma County Behavioral Health to co-author a $1 million CHFFA grant for the expansion of the above-mentioned program into a third treatment site. Provided the bulk of the narrative draft and data analysis to support this grant-writing effort.