LaWanda McCants

(LPCC)
Therapist LaWanda McCants Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Codependency , Read more...
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #171098 (Expires: 2021-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I loved working with LaWanda McCants! She helped me a lot with my mental health.

Written by T.C. on Aug 06, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Lawanda helped me get to the root of the issues I didn't know I had been battling since I was a small child so that I knew what to seek out from other sources. Since doing so with her advice and expertise I feel like I've unlocked the cheat code to life. I had been struggling so hard for so long that I didn't know any different. She helped me get to a place where I now feel like life is effortless. My financial situation unfortunately suddenly changed else I would continue counseling with her just because I enjoy her company. 10/10 would recommend this excellent example of a human being.

Written by M.A. on Jul 08, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lawanda is the best!! I recommend her to everyone and she’s a household name with anyone who knows me lol

Written by K.J. on May 07, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Wanda is an excellent therapist. She has helped us tremendously throughout the past several months dealing with a range of issues and I would recommend her to any individual or couple seeking therapy.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Wanda is THE BEST. Her ability to listen, then question, then expand is unparalleled. I like to think of her as the navigator on the journey to my best self!

Written by N.A. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

LaWanda is so easy to talk with! I feel completely comfortable to share the things that I am going through with no judgement.

Written by N.A. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks

I felt very comfortable after our first session and knew i could really talk to her

Written by J.O. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

LaWanda takes the strain of therapy away by maintaining a casual and open conversation. I am thoroughly impressed.

Written by S.H. on Jan 14, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I have only been able to have on session with another scheduled. Immediately LaWanda was warm and inviting and made it comfortable to talk to. Much different than my last 2 therapy sessions with my works EAP program.

Written by A.L. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

LaWanda is so kind and understanding. She is extremely easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable opening myself up. I also really appreciate the different ideas she gave me for moving forward in my mental health.

Written by K.A. on Dec 26, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

LaWanda has been great so far. We’ve only been working together for a short time but she her responses have been very thoughtful and helpful.

Written by A.L. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I've only had 2 sessions with LaWanda so far, but I can already tell that she is AMAZING. I love the way she uses humor in our sessions. I never thought therapy would make me laugh so much. She made my first go at counseling feel like I was just hanging out with a friend. I can't recommend LaWanda enough!

Written by E.L. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

LaWanda makes you feel at ease and is a great listener. She is wonderful, cannot recommend her enough!

Written by M.I. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Wanda is wonderful to work with. She has provided me with the support and validation I need to accomplish my goals.

Written by K.A. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

LaWanda is so friendly and really takes the time to get to know you. I really appreciate her relationship building approach. Knowing that your counselor understands who you are on a more personal level truly allows them to suggest the best approach for tackling your life’s challenges.

Written by D.A. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with LaWanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s awesome and super friendly! She made me feel super comfortable right off the back, im glad she’s my counselor.