Wanda Chisolm

(LCMHC, MAC)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor. I have worked with a diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. Working in one of the largest educational systems in the country. I have worked in an OASAS adolescent outpatient substances abuse clinic. I have also worked in the worst jail in the United States, some describe it as the worst in the world and have worked with the city's homeless population being housed in temporary shelters. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, depression, addiction, bipolar, career counseling, anxiety, parenting issues and academic issues.

Although my client is as diverse as the issues that they present with, I prefer to use eclectic techniques which enables me to meet each client where they are. My therapeutic tool box is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing , psychodynamic just to name a few of the techniques that may be incorporated to achieve the ultimate success.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #007206 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.I. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ms. Chisholm is patient, a great listener and empathetic. She provides reasoned insight and a realistic prospective.. Grateful for her input on some of the most stressful times in my life. She circles back to issues and situations to evaluate and make sure that you are okay and have a better understanding and do introspection. She checks in regularly to make sure you are doing okay. Thankful to have Ms. Chisholm as a therapist.

Written by J.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Wanda is the best

Written by E.M. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Wanda helped me through a very difficult time in my personal and professional life. She knew when to challenge some of my less constructive thinking while remaining incredibly supportive. She was responsive to my feedback and adjusted communication accordingly, checking in through the chat and reaching out when I hadn't scheduled an appointment. You will be lucky to work with her!

Written by Q.U. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 3 months

I trust and value Wanda as a mental health professional. She is honest, compassionate and communicates with me in a very non judgmental and open manner.

Written by D.A. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I've been in session with Mrs. Chisholm for several months now and it was very refreshing to find a counselor who I could relate to on so many levels. She is always kind and honest and I feel better having spoken to her. We addressed my major life goals but she was also always available for everyday life struggles whether it was work, family, or love and relationship related. She checks in with you in between sessions and you can always text her. You are in very good hands with Wanda.

Written by M.I. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Wanda was a great counselor and very helpful , She provided a space where I felt heard and respected. I definitely would recommend unfortunately im unable to continue due to financial budgeting concerns , but she definitely left a positive impact on me

Written by A.J. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Wanda is a great listener and very helpful at sorting through practical issues that cause stress in life.

Written by H.E. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I’ve done a few sessions with Wanda now, and she has offered me a lot of great insight and support. I always feel refreshed after speaking with her!

Written by M.I. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Wanda is kind and she listens, she also help me reflect on how I feel and how something affects me

Written by I.Y. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Wanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Wanda Chisolm is an attentive, caring, and non-judgmental therapist.

I'm very relieved I've found her and would recommend her to anybody.

I've been in therapy before and never felt I could be this open.

I'm grateful to her and hope Better help feels lucky to have her.

Written by D.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Wanda for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I'm new to counseling so I have nothing to compare my experience to, but Wanda has been a great introduction to the world of counseling/therapy. I feel comfortable with her, I don't feel pressured or judged in any way and I do sense that she genuinely wants to help. I feel encouraged and motivated to continue working with Wanda, which is something I was worried prior to starting my counseling. Personally, I think Wanda is great, and I'm really enjoying my experience thus far.