I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Gender and Women's Studies along with intersectionality and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people. As a Black Queer Woman, I feel it's important to be mindful to meet people where they are based on identity as related to mental health needs. I have experience working with concerns such as depression, anxiety, life changes, and attachment issues. I also have experience with teens, adults, couples, and queer People of Color. You are the driver in your process while I am here to help navigate. I'm excited to go on the journey with you.
Please know that I have a private practice schedule alongside this schedule. Certain days are indicated for BetterHelp clients and could be subject to change. Thanks for your understanding.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 171098
LaWanda is very knowledgeable and offers an open and honest ear, very human, and centered on your current headspace. Offers autonomy in where you would like your session to go and really strives to meet you where you are each call.
Written on Jan 11, 2024 after therapy with LaWanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
LaWanda has been great so far.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues
LaWanda is an incredible therapist! She makes me feel seen & heard & always offers solutions that work for me. I love LaWanda!!
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with LaWanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Ms McCants has been a wonderful outlet for me to share my challenges, as well as providing such strong support and encouraging feedback each session. I am grateful that BetterHelp put me in contact with such an ideal therapist for my specific needs.
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with LaWanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and adhd
LaWanda is one of the best therapists I've had. I always feel so comfortable talking with her about what I'm struggling with and she has a great sense of humor. She always seems to tell me exactly what I need to hear and that's been really helpful. Definitely recommend her!
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with LaWanda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd