Kristy Wolanski

(LPC)

About Me

Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years experience working as an individual, family and couples therapist.

Community Therapy: Started my career in community mental health dealing with severe mental illness. I have been witness to some of the most traumatic and symptomatic individuals and know first hand that everyone requires help every now and again. You are not alone!

American Red Cross and Presenter/ First Responder: After completing my Master's Degree and working within the impoverished communities of North Philadelphia I accepted a position with the American Red Cross. Within this role I was fortunate enough to gain hands-on experience as a first responder to local emergencies and leading many consulting initiatives within Philadelphia. I was appointed as liaison to Chester county and became a trainer and presenter to the entire 5 county region.

Group and Private Practice Therapist and Presenter: I began working with a group practice and branched into a private practice. I continue to complete research, publish articles and author presentations on many different psycho-educational topics including overcoming interpersonal issues, anxiety, self-confidence, infidelity, abuse related trauma and PTSD type reactions.

Diagnostician and Data Analyst: In addition to my private therapeutic practice my current clinical work involves completing data analysis for clinical research. I have successfully completed many years of rigorous training and calibration exercises, by assessment experts and scale authors. I am able to confidently determine appropriate diagnosis and identify best practices for the most appropriate and customized therapies.

Therapeutic Technique: As a seasoned therapist my toolbox consists of varied behavioral techniques always accompanied by a humanistic and mindfulness approach. I am fiercely committed to my patients and will not rest until we find your correct path.


"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves." -Viktor E. Frankl


Specialties

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing

LPC #PC004413 (Expires: 2019-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.E on Jan 05, 2017 after counseling with Kristy for 1 month stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and anger

Kristy helped me tremendously in just a very short period. She is a very gentle, intelligent and non-judgemental therapist. She challenged me a lot. Thanks to her I could look at my thinking and behavioural patterns from a different angle and take distance from them.

Written by E.M on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Kristy for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

I immediately felt at ease talking to Kristy. She made me feel comfortable talking about stuff I've been bottling up for a very long time.

Written by C.H on Jul 03, 2016 after counseling with Kristy for 7 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Kirsty is responsive and professional.

Written by K.A on Mar 12, 2016 after counseling with Kristy for 9 months

Kirsty has been helpful during a time of major transition - both in my personal life and professional life. She is consistent, kind and encouraging.

Written by T.I on Nov 05, 2015 after counseling with Kristy for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

I like the way she takes the time to break things down into specific areas. It is helping me see where I need to work.

Written by A.M on Sep 07, 2015 after counseling with Kristy for 2 days stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

Kristy is an amazing therapist-she is adept at helping her clients identify problems & tailors her help to most effectively solve issues. I love how straightforward she is & I can be just the same with my communication-no judgment. She is helping tremendously with my relationship & work issues-I feel so lucky to be working with her! She has a talent, she has the knowledge/understanding/skills to really strengthen her clients to handle problems on their own. THANK YOU, KRISTI!!!
BetterHelp.com is an amazing platform as well-no need to bottle up all your thoughts/emotions until your next clinical visit, use it as much or as little as you need. The phone sessions are definitely worth it as well-use this tool!

Written by L.O on Sep 02, 2015 after counseling with Kristy for 3 weeks

I came here looking for help because I was completely overwhelmed with LIFE - grad school, parenting, marriage, caregiving... Kristy has been extremely helpful in helping me start to get on top of out of control situations and stress. I'm glad that I found her here and can work with her on a flexible schedule. It's been a blessing!

Written by A.M on Aug 05, 2015 after counseling with Kristy for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Kristy Has helped me through depression, a job loss, family issues, a new job, budgeting, and much more. It is great to be able to type out what I am feeling when it's happening. She helps me work through my anxiety and create a plan rather than watch it happen. Thank You.