• Help for families struggling with grief
  • Help for children impacted by trauma and grief
  • Crises Response
  • Grief and Trauma Counseling
  • Bereavement Support Services


With nationally recognized expertise, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma in the Greater Washington region.

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Changing Lives

You can hear more from our supporters, clients, staff, and leadership in our Minute Monologues.
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43rd Anniversary Benefit

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
Emcee: David Gregory
Keynote Speaker: Liz Welch

In the News

Thoughts from a Therapist

Vicarious Trauma by Tess Bolder, LICSW   Natural disasters. Shootings. Border separations. How do you cope when mass media makes images and stories of trauma and grief inescapable? Media coverage is saturated with stories of violence, destruction, and loss. While the media can help educate and inform, it can also cause something called vicarious trauma.… read more»

Wendt Center Interviews Aline Martinez

If you’ve been to the Wendt Center’s NW office recently, you may have noticed our art installation piece, Mourning Morning, by local artist, Aline Martinez. The piece offers a variety of textures from ceramic “columns” to birds cut from delicate tissue paper and suspended with string. Aline was also a client of the Wendt Center.… read more»

Statement of Concern: The Traumatic Separation of Children From Their Parents

We at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing are deeply concerned for the toddlers, children, adolescents, and their parents who have been traumatically separated at our border with Mexico. As clinical professionals with extensive first-hand experience in the treatment of traumatized children and adults, we join our voices with those expressing alarm. Many experts… read more»