Wendy Greenidge

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Brief Biography for Dr. Wendy L. Greenidge

Dr. Wendy Greenidge is a Contributing Faculty at Walden University in the School of Counseling. She is also is a former Department Chair and current Associate Professor who is actively engaged in international research, teaching and service. Dr. Greenidge recently earned a national award for Outstanding Teaching with the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. With about twenty years of experience in the field of clinical mental health counseling, Dr. Greenidge is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and holds several certifications including Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Certified Telemental Health Provider. She is a Fulbright Scholar alumna with a strong interest in establishing and improving international mental health programs.

Her research interests primarily focus on increasing utilization of professional counseling services through culturally appropriate interventions. More specifically, her work examines the psycho-cultural correlates of help-seeking in international populations and develops strategies for reducing the barriers to help-seeking. Dr. Greenidge has published numerous articles on her interests and facilitates workshops on Caribbean and International Mental Health at the local, national and international levels. She serves as a consultant to Caribbean agencies, has served on several multicultural initiatives, and is a professional mentor for many international and minority students.

She is the past President and Vice-President of the Southeast Texas Counseling Association and also serves on several international counseling associations and journals. She has worked in various professional counseling settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient programs, in-home counseling, K-12 and college counseling settings, substance abuse and marriage and family agencies. She enjoys working with children and families. Dr. Greenidge is also interested in counselor wellness, play therapy, family counseling and infusing technology and expressive therapies in counselor education programs and counseling practice. Dr. Greenidge is a strong advocate for self-care and strictly prioritizes time for family and her own personal wellness.


PhD, University of Central Florida

MA, University of Central Florida

BS, University of the West Indies

Public Service

NBCC International Mental Health Facilitator Trainer, Member -

Southeast Texas Counseling Association, Board Member -

Southeast Texas Counseling Association, Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Outstanding Teaching Award, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision , 2017


Greenidge, W. L. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy.

Perera-Diltz, D., Greenidge, W. L. Issues, concerns and strategies for success of foreign born faculty.

Diltz-Perera, D., Greenidge, W. L. (2018). Mindfulness techniques to promote culturally appropriate engagement. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health


Greenidge, W. L. (2021). Help-seeking attitudes and behaviours: Implications for Caribbean health and wellness. .

Greenidge, W. L. (2019). Overcoming barriers to student engagement in online Counselor Education programs.. Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference

Greenidge, W. L. (2021). Wholistic wellness for Caribbean helping professionals: The hows and whys.

Greenidge, W. L. (2017). Using mindfulness techniques to increase one’s cultural competence. Using mindfulness techniques to increase one’s cultural competence

Greenidge, W. L., Perera-Diltz, D. (2018). Using mindfulness techniques to promote culturally affluent engagement. Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology

Flamez, B., Greenidge, W. L. (2019). Let’s get creative again! 15 techniques for working with families in crisis. International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

Flamez, B., Greenidge, W. L. (2018). Get out Your toolbox AGAIN: 20 experiential activities and techniques for families in crisis. International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

Greenidge, W. L. (2017). It’s not this or that! Alternative career options for professional counselors. American Counseling Association Annual Conference

Greenidge, W. L. (2018). Infusing multicultural sensitivity, humility, and competence into teaching and research.. Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (SACES)