Louise Cialkowski

LMFT

About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with 6years experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor. I was an RN for 25 years before deciding to pursue mental health counseling. I am from Chicago and I moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1999 to escape the snow. I spend my free time spoiling my 4 extremely large rescue dogs and trying to become an urban farmer.
I got my Bachelor degree in nursing in 1988 from Northern Illinois University and my master degree in 1996 from Loyola University. I worked in many different areas of nursing including Oncology/Hematology, surgical nursing, Emergency department, and nursing unit director. I became the manager of staff development and education in 2006. After a life-altering injury to my spine in 2011 I decided to pursue mental health. I received my Master in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Phoenix in 2015. I have extensive experience working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, chronic health issues, and trauma. I have also helped people who experienced physical and/or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm, welcoming, and authentic. I believe that the client is not the problem, the problem is the problem. My approach combines humanistic theory and Socratic reasoning to develop practical answers to my client's issues. I will tailor my approach to help you meet your goals and conquer your unique issues.
If you are ready to take that first step toward a more fulfilling and rewarding life, I am here to support, honor, and empower you. Together we can experience your incredible journey of hope.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NV LMFT 3035


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Louise Cialkowski. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Louise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I think she's very kind and gives me ways to help cope with the problems I'm facing.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Louise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is amazing and I feel great working with her.

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Louise was tremendously helpful to me during a time when I felt depressed. She is very easy to talk to and I felt that the short term therapy really helped me so much. I would not hesitate to recommend her services. I feel so much better emotionally.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s great!

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Louise is a kind person who listens without judgment and is very easy to talk to. Talking to her helped me unwind myself from my deep depression. After our first video session, I was able to pick myself up slowly and was able to get some things done. Getting through depression is hard and it's not something that will heal in a day, or even months... or even years. Louise always kindly reminds me to take small steps. These small steps will eventually lead to full recovery. After many years of not getting help and being too stubborn about it, I finally made the decision to address my depression. I am very thankful to have Louise as my therapist. Thank you so much, Louise! <3

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thanks for the help. Im glad I never changed to another therapist.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 4 months on issues concerning grief

Louise is professional and very caring. I highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 6 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, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

Louise is the most caring and understanding therapist I’ve had. She always checks in on me and listens and responds to all of my issues with the best advice. She’s a lovely therapist and I’d recommend her to anyone else

Written on Jun 26, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Louis is gentle & a great listener

Hope to work with you again in the future

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Louise is very relatable. I always feel heard. Never judged.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

She is very caring, given her previous profession. She understands how chronic pain can affect behavioral health. She really listens and tries to help by providing you with techniques that you can use to cope with anxiety.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have tried a few other therapists before who were ok, but I met Louise and she has turned my life around. She is amazing and I would recommend to anyone. Down to earth, easy to talk to, listens, always on time, a real friend as well as therapist. I’m not there yet but I am a lot better thanks to her :)

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and anger management

A Godsend! Such a warm a kind hearted person ♥️ gives great advice and is a great listener!

Written on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel like I can be 100% honest with Louise without any judgment. She listens & offers helpful advise.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Louise does not dismiss my fears as something that should just be gotten over and helps me understand them to allow me to now worry about them

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management

She is very warm, great listener Ann’s has great advice

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and career difficulties

Great talks!

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Louise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

She interacts with me as if we were gal pals ! Gal pals that can be honest with each other ! ❤️

Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Louise for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Louise is a great counselor that I highly recommend. She listens to understand, not to solely respond. Which is what everyone needs who is going through a rough time.

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Louise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Louise Cialkowski has helped me tremendously on how to change my mindset and how i view things. She’s given me new perspectives in the situations i’ve been in. She’s also a great listener.

Work with me!