Wendy M Aporta, LMFT-Associate
After serving in the Marines from 2001 to 2005, I earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Evergreen State College in 2007. I immediately pursued my master's degree with Chapman University, graduating in 2010. I broke from clinical practice from 2011 to 2016 to work for the US Navy as an engineering psychologist, working to ensure optimal performance of the human element of Naval warfare systems to be placed on ships, as well as Marine Corps ground vehicles. In 2016 I returned to clinical practice serving the Dallas area and 5 surrounding counties on a mobile crisis outreach team. I worked extensively with those in crisis, including those experience suicidal and homicidal ideation. I coordinated care and service with local law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency room personnel and the court system. In private practice I have dedicated my career to serving my military family in crisis. I am currently completing my PhD in Marriage and Family Sciences from North Central University with a specialization in military families.