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Nwando Olisa, LICSW, LCSW-C

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am Nwando Olisa, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist. I offer a safe, warm, therapeutic, judgement free space for Adults (18+) and Older Adults (65+). My strengths lie with actively listening , client engagement, support, processing your feelings and empowering you to heal and thrive. With the use of Mindfulness, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Humanistic/ Client - Centered approaches, we will work on your specific goal(s) with the purpose of arriving at an outcome you desire.

Each client served will be met where they are, with acceptance and empathy. Life happens and we each encounter challenges at one point or another. Negative thoughts and beliefs often control how we think, feel and relate. Over time, our negative emotions and pervasive thinking patterns may become overwhelming and repressed. I serve clients with depression, trauma and abuse, family conflicts, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self -esteem, confidence, and coping with grief and loss.

I believe you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. I provide culturally competent therapeutic sessions offered weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. We will reflect upon any challenges you may have, including past and present. And as a team, we will get to the root cause, identify your triggers and work collaboratively to develop insight, awareness, coping skills and tools to build your resilience, so you can arrive at answers within yourself. In essence, I'll support and empower you through your journey.

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps towards change. I look forward to hearing your story and collaborating with you to explore choices, resources and options that will help you make positive and sustainable life changes.

I am generally able to respond to messages within 24 -48 hours. Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or have an immediate (emergency) need for support. In crisis situations, please call 911, your local Crisis Center or dial 1- 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night. You may also use the new shorter number 988 to speak with someone immediately.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

DC LICSW LC200002246

MD LCSW-C 19348


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nwando Olisa. 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.

Amazing and relatable therapist. She truly took the time to help me analyze my concerns and build long and short-term plans to ultimately reach my goals

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Nwando for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is very kind, encouraging and helpful with helping to develop coping skills depression and anxiety.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Nwando for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Nwando really listens and helps you to discover a path to healing, recovery and growth without it feeling so difficult. She is a great therapist.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Nwando for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

A precious gem to any client. Has helped me dig deeper into my issues in a very short period of time. Invaluable as a Therapist. Worth this world's weight in gold. (edited)

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Nwando for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

What can I say, Nwando is my home girl!!! She has been awesome since I started doing therapy with her! When I was looking for a therapist, I wanted to find a therapist that was faith based and would help push me in my faith. Not only do I get to express and process my feelings during sessions, but we also do low key Bible studies at the end of sessions. I always feel amazing coming out of sessions and always look forward to our next session!

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Nwando for 2 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coaching

Nwando creates a safe space for you to feel transparent, vulnerable and honest. In a world where I do not always feel I can be those things at one time, it was refreshing and enlightening to have that during our sessions. I appreciate that she asked questions that made me do some reflective thinking about my life, and connect with what I was feeling from moment to moment. Our deep diving allowed me to hold space and grace for myself and others, which helped sharpen my perspective on a few things. Grateful for our time for sure.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Nwando for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes