Welcome!

Welcome to Thrive for Life Online Counseling.

Through video, phone, and email-based counseling you can express emotions, process situations, and make progress toward your individual goals. Online therapy has been growing in popularity in recent years and has shown research-based therapeutic gains. Online counseling can be especially helpful as it:

  • is more affordable than traditional in-person counseling
  • allows for frequent (daily) interaction
  • does not require a trip to an office or waiting several weeks for a follow-up appointment.

Online counseling is convenient for college students, business professionals, stay at home moms, couples, retirees, etc. Could this counseling style be helpful to you as well?

Online Counseling Options:

Email Counseling Through a secure and encrypted email portal, conversational messages can be exchanged. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment will be completed. From there, counseling goal(s) are outlined and then you are able to work through ideas, strategies, homework, etc to reach your counseling goals. These emails act like counseling sessions and tend to be very conversational while also educational. It is also helpful to be able to look back at past messages for reference in the future. Email sessions are convenient because you can write whenever is best for your schedule with a guaranteed response within 24 hours Monday - Friday. Clients tend to do email therapy in either a one week or monthly blocks of time.

Video Sessions Through secure video conferencing software, you are able to connect face-to-face in a traditional counseling format from the comfort of your home, office, or dorm room. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment is completed and counseling goals are developed. From there, ideas, strategies, and homework can be discussed in follow up video sessions together. Video sessions tend to take place weekly or every other week.

Phone Sessions Through a secure phone line, phone counseling sessions can be scheduled and take place from the comfort of your home, office, or dorm room. Through this medium, an initial needs assessment is completed and counseling goals are developed. From there, ideas, strategies, and homework can be discussed in follow up phone sessions together. Phone sessions tend to take place weekly or every other week.

Single session, weekly, and monthly options are available to meet the needs of individuals and couples. Click here for pricing information.

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Wendy Galyen, LCSW, BC-TMH

Wendy Behnkendorf Galyen - Headshot

Wendy is one of the pre-eminent online therapists in Indiana. She was one of the first counselors in the state to bring online therapy services to clients across Indiana. Through her innovative use of technology and upbeat personality, Wendy is able to connect with clients in unique and engaging ways to help them meet their counseling goals. Wendy’s counseling approach is based on her belief in “empowering clients to thrive, not just survive.”

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider with 16 years of experience, Wendy is uniquely able to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families, and children. With a good rapport and regular interaction, clients are able to make efficient progress in online counseling. Wendy’s personal counseling style is conversational, empathetic, non-judgemental, compassionate and individualized.

In addition to her online private practice, Wendy is actively involved in continuing education and higher education. As an adjunct faculty member and internship supervisor, she is able to train students at several Indiana universities. Wendy also remains well-versed in research surrounding counseling theory and publishes and presents this research in textbooks, journals, periodicals, and at national conferences.

Wendy believes that “we all need help and support at different times in our lives, and it takes courage to begin this process.” In addition, she notes that “it is an honor to walk through this journey with each person.”

Licensing

Areas of Specialty

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Career and Life Vision Planning

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Classes

To register for a class simply visit my Square Store by clicking the icon below

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Overcoming the Winter Blues Facebook Course

Feb 1 - 28, 2018

While February is the shortest month of the year, it often feels like the longest. “Overcoming the Winter Blues” Facebook Course will enable you with strategies to boost your mood and add some light into this dreary time of year.

Each day in February, you will be presented with real-world & research-based strategies, journaling prompts, and other activities to help you feel better now and in the future. In addition to support from me as a trained therapist, you will also gain encouragement from our group!

Grab a journal and meet us here on February 1st! I think you will be surprised and excited by the progress we make together.

Remember - our goal is to not just survive the winter but to thrive!


Testimonials

Feb 04, 2019

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

"Wendy is always supportive, does what is best for me and provides options for how to help versus telling me what to do. She is someone I can go back to again and again regarding any issues I may have and refers me to those regarding other specialties she may not have. Fantastic, would refer friends and family to; in fact I already have!"

November 2018

"I am immensely grateful for you. I am always telling people one of a few things: “Everyone needs someone”/“Everybody needs somebody”, “You can’t love wrong”, and “I love my Wendy. Everybody should get a Wendy, but not my Wendy because my Wendy’s mine.” I sing your praises every day, and every time I cope a little better or calm down a little faster. You’re made of magic and all of the special stuff. I’m very very grateful for you."

Aug 08, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

"Wendy was very nice and upfront about how she could help and I appreciated her feedback."

Aug 07, 2018

"Wendy is very helpful and a great listener. She replies in a timely manner and with much wisdom. I am so thankful for her advice and help!"

Jul 20, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

"Wendy has made my journey through mental health issues something to look forward to. She provides me with helpful insight and never judges me for things I have done in my past. She's kind and concerned, though she probably has dozens of clients. I feel like she really pays attention to my life's story. I would recommend her to anyone who is new to this experience, as she makes the transition from in-person counseling to text-based Counseling very simple. I love this woman!"

Jul 17, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

"Wendy's been great, especially when I don't have the gumption to reply back to her, once I do she never makes me feel bad for taking a while to respond."

Jun 25, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family

"Wendy is very sympathetic and lends a comforting ear when you are talking about your situation. She is great about making sure she understands what it is you're communicating so that she can respond the best way. She's very helpful!"

May 21, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

"She's amazing. I really feel like im getting the help I should've had for so long. Working with her has helped me feel better about some of the things I've been through."

May 14, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, and grief

"Wendy is a wonderful counselor. She really listens and is not quick to judge. She is kind, caring and supportive. I am amazed how quickly she replys and the strategies she suggested have really helped me cope and have improved my attitude."

May 11, 2018

"Wendy is truly compassionate and helpful."

Apr 28, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and bipolar

"Thank you so much for your help in my time of need. I took notes on all your advice, and have come to actually enjoy meditation! You legitimately helped me just by giving good advice and being a positive/encouraging force in my life. I would recommend you to anyone :)"

Apr 03, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

"She is amazing. She asks plenty of questions to get to know you, and what your situation is. She will make sure you are doing okay (having had panic attacks before because of what has happened, she will check to see if I’ve had anymore). And she offers several suggestions to help you."

Mar 28, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar

"I have seen upwards of 10 counselors within my journey to mental wellness, but I have never been as comfortable with a therapist like I am with Wendy. From day one, her style and approach has been a perfect fit for me. She checks in daily and responds with paragraphs of personable information. I don't know how she manages different clients, yet still manages to care about each individual (like myself) - but she truly does! She listens to every word of my rambling and tangents, without judgment or a sense of annoyance. She responds to me, specifically, without overgeneralizing and grouping me into a category of any sort. I am so glad that I was matched with Wendy! If you are on the verge of quitting online therapy, I hope you find this review and request Wendy Galyen to be your support person! You will not regret it."

Feb 03, 2018

"Wendy is brilliant and truly cares about the people she helps. I'd recommend her to anyone."

Jan 19, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

"I have never encountered a person more compassionate than Wendy. She has been the most helpful person I've met that has helped me through the roughest moments of my life!"

Jan 17, 2018

"Wendy has been very helpful with my situation. I really appreciate the questions she asks, as it really makes me think about things and dig deep to figure out the true motivation of of my actions. She doesn't allow me to wheedle my way out of answering directly either. She doesn't push or act aggressive, she simply rearranges the question (s) until I give her the "real" answer."

S. - Jan 05, 2018

Counseling with Wendy for help with depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem.

"I am so glad that I was matched with Wendy. She is a perfect fit for my needs and she is already providing ways for me to improve my life."

Jan 05, 2018

"Wendy is very responsive, caring, and helpful. I am so glad I was rematched with her. My relationship with Christ is important and she understands that aspect. Highly recommended."

J. - Dec 31, 2017

"Wendy is not only very good and extremely talented at what she does, but also is the most considerate, compassionate, and understanding counselor I have ever had. And I love the way she integrates both the Biblical and Professional aspects, devotionals with sound professional advice and mentoring. Her insights are encouraging and helpful and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a kind, caring, yet talented professional."

Frank - Oct 24, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with stress, anxiety, and self esteem.

"Wendy is amazing! She is always there for me, and gives excellent advice. She has helped me improve in major areas of my life in just a short period of time. She always ask the right questions and is always interested in my improvement."

Donald - Oct 02, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with depression, addictions, and parenting.

"Wendy is caring and considerate. I have enjoyed sharing information with her."

Elizabeth - Sept 23, 2017

"I wish I'd known Wendy before I started thinking about marriage. Wendy put me at ease from the beginning of our counseling. Part of what I do for a living is listen to people and help them sort through what's most important to them... I need to understand those people's hearts. Even though I listen to other people, I'm not used to people doing that for me. It's startling. It's healing. And because Wendy comes from the same belief system I do, I can trust her advice on a level that I couldn't trust anyone else's. I know that not only does she have my physical, mental, and emotional well-being in mind... she also has my spiritual well-being in mind. If you're afraid of counseling, Wendy is someone you can trust. And she's extremely insightful and experienced. I feel much less confused than I used to about how to best handle certain relationship situations. Can't say enough good things about Wendy's work!"

Collin - Sept 22, 2017

"Wendy is very helpful and encouraging. She offers good advice, and seems to genuinely care. She always responds in a timely manner, which is a credit to her profession. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance."

John - Jun 27, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career.

"I find Wendy to be very helpful and easy to talk with. I strongly recommend her, even if you are hesitant to seek therapy. She provides an empathetic, client focused, and compassionate setting. Wendy challenges me to be proactive and to maintain a balanced perspective. She is very professional and insightful."

Kathy - Jun 14, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and self esteem.

"I was not sure what to expect with this experience, but wow it has been great. Wendy has been wonderful. She is understanding and supportive. She has a vast amount of knowledge and really knows how to lead me in the right direction. She has given me articles, books, and blogs to read to support me in my struggles. I appreciate that she always writes back within 24 hours. I feel that everything we discussed has been practical and doable. I am thankful for this style of counseling because it fits into my busy mom life."

Michelle - Jun 07, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with depression, relationship, family, self esteem, and career.

"Wendy is amazing. She is very compassionate, encouraging and helpful. She explains everything very well, asks thought provoking questions, and guides me to real solutions!"

Shana - May 13, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

"Wendy is very patient with me. I feel like I'm sharing secrets with a friend. She is never judgmental and is always there to lift up my spirits. Very prompt with answering messages. Will highly recommend her."

Tori - May 03, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for depression, and stress, anxiety

"Wendy was quick to respond and very helpful! I would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety!"

Joelle - Mar 20, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career.

"Wendy, is very kind, empathetic, professional and insightful. She is also very understanding and really attempts to walk along side you in what you are going through."

William - Mar 18, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career.

"Wendy was a great help for my growth and through a period of transition. She was compassionate and helped me to find the direction I needed with ideas and support. Would highly recommend her service. Always received great response to messages in quick time even with time difference to us."

Randall - Mar 07, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with relationships and family.

"Wendy provides a well balanced and thoughtful approach to counseling. I greatly appreciate her."

Yasmine - Feb 09, 2017

"Wendy is really great and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better counselor. I love talking to her. She makes me feel really relieved. You're truly awesome at your job and I can't describe what difference it made to have you around to talk to."

Sarah - Feb 06, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for help with stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and depression.

"Wendy has been MORE than helpful to me and my family. Not only have I talked with her about personal struggles, but relationship struggles and family issues. She is prompt to respond and sends weekly check ins. I appreciate her time and help! She also got to the bottom of the issues and I feel like I know her personally without ever meeting!"

S.S. - Feb 05, 2017

"Wendy has been super helpful so far and she has a wonderful response time! So happy she's my therapist!."

G.E. - Jan 21, 2017

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career.

"She is a great listener. She made me feel that I can open up to her."

Sam - Dec 24, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, career, and depression.

"Brilliant. She really managed to uncover thoughts and emotions I never even realized I was having. After having a round of unsuccessful counseling in the past, she has really shown me how much the right help CAN make a difference! Thanks Wendy!"

Amiee - Sept 24, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for depression and self esteem.

"I am very grateful to have been paired with Wendy. She is a gifted and personable counsellor, and I appreciate her insights, suggestions, and constant encouragement. Her depth of understanding and empathy make it easier to discuss difficult situations, and I enjoy the pacing that this platform offers."

Diane - Aug 16, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, parenting, anger, and depression.

"Wendy has been so wonderful to work with! She responds promptly and is very personable. I was originally assigned to a different therapist, but was unsatisfied with this individual and almost gave up on this form of therapy, but switched to Wendy and am so happy that I did."

Amy - Jun 28, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, grief, and depression.

"I've suffered from depression for 30 years. I have made more progress with her than I have with anyone in the past. I usually won't talk to a therapist because it hasn't helped in the past, I have only talked to my psychiatrist for many years. I have felt comfortable with Wendy since day one."

Bev - Jun 27, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, family, and depression.

"Wendy is unlike any other therapist I have ever met. She is kind, caring and empathetic. She is also engaged in everything that is happening in your life that from the moment of first introduction I felt as if I was safe. I wouldn't change a thing. Wendy is the best!"

Wendy - Jun 23, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression.

"Wendy is very helpful, non judgmental, and patient!.

Julee - Jun 15, 2016

Counseling with Wendy for relationship, trauma and abuse, and career.

"Wendy is very supportive and offers helpful insights to help you move forward in the direction that is best for you. I highly recommend her as a counselor!"

Rosie - Jun 2016

Counseling with Wendy for relationship, grief, self esteem, and career.

"Wendy has been really friendly and helpful since day one! She listens and she gives feedback you can do something with."

**Names have been modified to protect client privacy**

Pricing

Counseling Services

Plan Description Price
Phone 30 minutes 50.00
Phone 60 minutes 75.00
Video 30 minutes 60.00
Video 60 minutes 100.00
Email Week of unlimited emails * 60.00
Email Unlimited Month of unlimited emails *
180.00
Recurring Monthly Email Membership Unlimited email membership billed automatically each month *
150.00
Adult A.D.H.D Evaluation 200.00
*Guaranteed reply every 24 hours Mon - Fri
Don't see a plan that fits? Ask about a custom solution that meets your needs!

Couples Counseling Services

Plan Description Price
Phone 60 minutes 100.00
Video 60 minutes 125.00
Email Unlimited Month of unlimited emails *
200.00

Consulting Services

Wendy also provides consultation services to other counselors who are looking to add online counseling as a component of their practices.
Plan Description Price
Phone Consulting 60 minutes 75.00
Phone Consulting Monthly 4 x 60 minutes 250.00
Email Consulting Month of email consultation 180.00

Articles

Wendy has been featured in many periodicals to showcase the importance of online counseling and how her unique counseling platform has helped hundreds of clients. In addition, Wendy is a prolific and often sought after writer in local and national publications where she shares her insights on various mental health topics.

Hendricks County ICON

Brownsburg Monthly

Practice of the Practice

Better Help - Editorial Team

Crisis Information

If you are in a crisis or if you or any other person may be in danger - do not use this site. These resources can provide you with immediate help.

United States

  • Emergency: 911
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
  • Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "START" TO 741-741
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
  • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228
  • Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
  • American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
  • National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
  • GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
  • AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
  • Veterans Crisis Line
  • Suicide Prevention Wiki

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