Washington Cisco

LCSW

About me

I began working with children and youth in 1986 and continued until 2003. As indicated on my resume, I returned to working with a client base providing therapy to the children, and adult population in 2013 at an outpatient mental health facility. Presently, I am employed in the prison system where I am working with the adult population, 19 years old to 70 years. As therapist, I use a caring and supportive style with my clients, believing that they are coming because they need assistance in being able to function and cope with various stressors impacting each lives.
My treatment approach is one of understanding and not judgmental. I understand that the client's self-determination is most significant in the counseling relationship. I believe that the client is the most important person in the session and hence in order to help, I need to listen to rather than to tell each what to do.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues

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

Years of Experience: 36

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.005632


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Washington Cisco. 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 04, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Washington Cisco is a great listener giving thoughtful insight and techniques to help work through issues.

Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Changed my life. I'm happy to be on this new journey

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Great to work with, I enjoy him very much, enjoy his perspective and ability to deliver honestly but fairly

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing person that quickly understands the struggles that you may be going through. Wether you need immediate advice or just to be listened to Washington is you’re guy, love him

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Washington is a fantastic therapist. He is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I am new to this journey and appreciate my sessions with him. I will be looking for someone new as I have given it lots of thought and need a slightly different approach. I would recommend him though as he got me thinking outside the box right out of the gate. I appreciate his time and passion for his craft.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Washington 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, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've never had a therapist as amazing as Mr. Cisco. He is attentive, patient, compassionate and empathetic. He allows me the safety to share and express my darkest moments and helps me fins brighter moments. The support he has given me has been truly life changing and saving. I can't thank him and betterhelp more.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Great job!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Great therapist

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Washington offered profound insights on our first call

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very good listener and gives sound advice

Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Washington is a great listener and very wise! His listening and communication skills are exceptional. He help me get right down to it as far as identifying the problem I was telling myself in my head.

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was very reluctant to do therapy at first but Cisco changed my heart about therapy. I am very lucky and blessed to have come across him as my therapist. He’s extremely knowledgeable patient understanding and makes it easy for me to be open and relaxed and for someone like myself that is not an easy thing to do. He’s doing a great job helping me to put my broken pieces back together to make me whole again.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Washington Cisco is an excellent therapist and counselor

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coaching

Very helpful!

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mr. Washington is amazing. He gives you multiple scenario’s to solve what kind of problem you have. Highly recommend

Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Pleasant and helpful, Mr Cisco provides me with theory and insight into questions I ask so that I can get a better idea of why I think the way that I do and how to try to alter my way of thinking to a more positive and beneficial way. I feel as though he is actually listening to what I say, and uses what I say to provide examples I will readily understand in reference to the consepts I need to understand for my mental growth.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 6 months on issues concerning anger management

He is always attentive, a strong listener and I have made great strides as a direct result of our work together.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Washington is the most caring and professional Therapist I have ever had. He remembers who I am and takes the time to learn more. I would recommend to everybody who is serious about their recovery

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

He listen and dress my concerns I feel very confident with him.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I enjoy working with him. I love his calm demeanor which helps neutralize my anxious thoughts or behavior when I talk. He makes me feel heard and always makes me feel confident in myself.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Since working with Washington he has truly been the type of therapist I’ve been seeking he’s definitely motivational and teaches you how to see things differently. Since I’ve worked with him I’ve taken notes and he definitely listens well . I’m glad I matched with Washington he’s definitely been a big help and it’s only been my 1st month on the platform and he’s already elevating my mental health

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Washington understands the pressures and demands that are unique to a husband and father in modern society. Working with him is inspiring.

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Very attentive and comforting person, show compassion and concern AWESOME!!!!

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

He has been very helpful with my anxiety

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I've never had therapy or counseling before and this has made it easier for me to seek out the help I need.

Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He’s very knowledgeable. I’m excited to see what the next sessions have in store

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Listens with compassion. I felt no judgment and offers ways to de-stress daily when my thoughts are beginning to overwhelm me

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Washington has been instrumental in teaching me new ways to deal with my grief and anger. We are working on a cure, not a bandage. I look forward to understanding what progress I can make with him during the 2022 year. I imagine it will take 40-50 sessions (or more) to fully heal, but I'm up for it. And Washington is up to the task too.

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

It has been great working with him. Even in the short time we have been in counseling, I and my wife have noticed a difference in my well being and interaction with others. I would highly recommend Washington Cisco as a therapist.

Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Excellence!!

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Washington listens to me and my concerns, I'm very closed off as it is but he asks the right questions.

Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Very focused on what you are saying and very provocative with his questions.

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I spent two months with Washington Cisco and he helped me tremendously. He taught me so much about how to be less anxious and reduce stress among many other things. He listens so well and always guides me towards healthier ways of thinking. I'm doing so much better than I was before counseling.

Written on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Mr. Cisco has a large amount of knowledge and experience in this profession, his enthusiasum really helps continue through this process of healing and growth in therapy.

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Mr. Washington has such a great mind and his ability to make you feel respected and listened to is second to none. He's a good man with a good soul who will help you through what ever problems you may face.

Written on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I like Mr. Washington. He's give me a few ideas so far to help manage my stress and my p.t.s.d. I have only had one session so far but the stress teniques have been helping. So ready to see what else happens and the future holds.

Written on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Listening and being compassionate is two of the many wonderful traits I would say Mr. Cisco possesses. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking to make a meaningful change and want REAL help in doing so.

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