I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Lakeland University and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. I work to create a safe, comfortable and accepting environment for my clients. I have previously worked in crisis intervention as well as group therapy settings and like to focus on providing positive support for my clients. I've been told I'm not the "typical" therapist type - I have tattoos and a pretty progressive viewpoint, and I also work really hard to be relatable to my clients. I'm married and have an 18 year old stepson. The rest of my family is made up of 3 rescue dogs, 3 adopted cats, and we recently reached what I call the "livestock level" of quarantine and got chickens and goats. It's a pretty full house.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have worked with a wide range of issues, but some of my areas of specialization include: emotional regulation (anger, anxiety), depression, self-esteem building, bipolar disorder, PTSD, grief and loss, assertiveness building, marital issues and relationship building skills. I also have experience with end of life care.
My counseling style is interactive, and I believe in treating people as individuals and not labeling them with their mental health issues. You are not your illness, it is only a small part of who you are. I believe in treating people with the same respect, sensitivity, and compassion as I would like to be treated. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution focused counseling. I will do my best to tailor our conversations and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek support and take steps towards making a change. Life can throw us curveballs and unexpected circumstances can arise with even the best of planning. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support you and help you find the tools that will help you succeed.
I look forward to working with you!
My current hours are (all are CST):
(These are my Winter hours and will change at the end of May)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 13647
WI LPC 8026
IA LMHC 110339
WA LMHC LH61485659
Candace is always supportive, but also pushes me to achieve the goals I've set for myself. She's been extremely helpful in helping me find myself and move forward.
Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Candace for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Candace Delis is polite and unorthodox, but at the same time kind and thoughtful. She understands mental pain and complicated family situations, and she's accepting of everyone who approaches, except those who go out of their way to be unaccepting, unapproachable, and unpleasant.
Written on Nov 26, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Candace listens and cares about what I have to say and what I need help with. I am very lucky to have been matched with her and I make progress daily.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Candace is supportive and talks to you like a good friend who knows just what to say.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 2 weeks
I love Candace's weekly journal prompts. They inspire me reflect and be kind to myself
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Candace has made a meaningful positive impact on my life and has become a trusted source that I can rely on to help me reflect and work through what brings me to therapy. I am lucky that I was paired up with her on betterhelp!
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Candace for 1 year on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues