Colleen Wenner, LMHC, MCAP

Preferred Name: Colleen

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Hello there! I'm Colleen, a licensed mental health counselor, based in Florida's panhandle, Fort Walton Beach. I'm passionate about helping individuals heal from trauma and overcome addiction, and I'm thrilled to introduce myself to you. I'm not just your average counselor – I'm the proud founder and clinical director of New Heights Counseling & Consulting. Here at New Heights, we're all about reaching new levels of understanding and personal growth. My approach to counseling is what truly sets me apart. I have a unique way of presenting the complex concept of trauma and its profound effects on the brain and body to my clients, supervisees, and the public. I believe that knowledge is power, and by helping people truly grasp the science behind their struggles, they become better equipped to heal and grow. Compassion and authentic communication are at the heart of my practice. I believe that creating a safe and nurturing environment is vital for my clients and those I mentor. It's through these connections that individuals can explore their inner selves, gain insight, and feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I'm here to help you navigate the challenges of trauma and addiction, and I'm dedicated to walking this journey with you every step of the way. Together, we can reach new heights in your mental and emotional well-being. So, if you're ready to understand yourself better and build confidence in your ability to transform your life, I'm here to support you. Let's embark on this journey of healing and growth together.

Education & Experience

28 years Post Masters Counseling Experience

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

American Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealth

Optum and VA CCN