Wendy W. Coates, LMFT

Wendy W. Coates, LMFT

Phone: (703) 776-9019

Email: wcoates@atlcgr.com

Wendy W. Coates, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of San Francisco.

In 1994, Wendy began her career in the juvenile justice system providing individual and group therapy to high-risk families. This setting was the foundation for her focus on treating domestic abuse, anger management, and trauma recovery. While living in California, she also worked as a psychiatric social worker in an acute inpatient setting providing intensive services to individuals with severe mental illness. In addition, she worked as a therapist contracted with Child Protective Services providing individual and family therapy as well as court ordered evaluations.

Following her relocation to Northern Virginia in 2005, she has been directing and facilitating batterer intervention treatment programs for both male and female offenders. Wendy specializes in working with couples, individuals, and teens as well as victims of domestic abuse. She is an active member of the Virginia Batterer Intervention Program Certification Board, the Loudoun County Domestic Abuse Response Team, and is a clinical member of AAMFT and VAMFT. She is the author of Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention, Mindful Workbook for Women, and Emotionally Intelligent Anger Management.