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

LMFT #3035 (Expires: 2024-01-01)


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 by S.O. 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 by B.R. 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 by T.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Louise for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's easy to talk to and enjoyable.

Written by Y.U. 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 by C.I. 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 by I.S. 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 by P.A. 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 by B.E. 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 by E.R. 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 by T.I. 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 by S.U. 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 by J.E. 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 by J.A. 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!