Hello. :) Pleased to meet you.
I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I have a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Mental Health Counselors are trained to take a positive and proactive approach to helping people. I believe that you have a lot of potential, and the answers for you will be found within you. My role is to guide you and help you to tap into your inner strengths, and you have them whether it seems that way right now to you or not. While I have training and experience related to mental health and mental health disorders, the best expert on you is you. I want to get to know you and give you the support that you need to get through the challenges that you are facing.
I have worked with clients (adults and teens, and some younger kids) at a community mental health center and also inpatient and residential treatment centers, as well as agencies that specialized in working with people with addictions, and another that specializes in older adults. I have helped people with all kinds of mental health problems like depression, anxiety, trauma, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders, as well as behavioral and chemical addictions. I'm really interested in autistic spectrum disorders too and have also worked with people on the spectrum and their loved ones. I used to work with adults with disabilities, and I have also been a mental health consultant for preschool children and their parents and teachers. There are several different modalities that I like to use. One of my favorites is DBT. I also like Schema Therapy, Positive Psychology, Collaborative Problem Solving, and CBT. We can talk about what works best for you and tailor the methods to your needs. Please let me know what you find helpful, and anything that you think might help you even more. I love to learn new things, so even if you come up with something new and different, I'll do my best to learn about it.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #7280771-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Wendy has helped me see things from a different perspective and she has changed my life for the better!
Wendy is the best therapist that I have ever "seen". She helps me find the right answers, mostly by making me do the hard work of acknowledging that only I can determine what the right answer is. She's given me so much confidence in myself and my ability to get through hard things. She offers great resources in general, and when I ask for resources for a problem I have, she knows just where to point me. She is up for doing anything I want during my counseling sessions. But always in her way that is full of acceptance and helping me accept myself and my power.
Love her. Wendy has been here for me in the hardest of times, and has helped me through years of struggle
I like how she understands my point of view and guides me to the right answer.
My counciler always has ideas to help and always understands she is down to earth and putes no pressure on you at all. I find it helpful talking to her.
Wendy is great!
Wendy has become dear to me in a short amount of time. She seems to always know where to steer my thoughts to help me process my emotions and struggles. I feel like I'm making progress for the first time in a long time.
Wendy has been great!
Absolutely best therapist I’ve been with. My quality of life has increased due to learning new coping mechanisms and that’s priceless
Grateful to have Wendy as my counselor. Knowledgeable, empathetic, and she actually improved my health.
So far so good.
Wendy is kind and compassionate and nonjudgemental. She has a lot of helpful ideas and is willing to work with tou to find solutions that work. Thanks Wendy!
I've been working with Wendy during lockdown and she has been so helpful in this difficult time. She is very knowledgeable, empathetic, easy to talk too and knows what will be helpful for the situation you're in. I would highly recommend Wendy to anyone seeking counselling, she's been amazing.
She doesn’t work weekends, so I’m not sure if it’s a great fit more me.
Wendy is an awesome person to talk to. We talk about problems and address issues after a few sessions the problems that seemed too big to handle are a drop in the bucket. We are making great progress every time.
Wendy understands my concerns, and is very willing to help me in anyway I need. She is good at saying and suggesting things in ways I can understand.
It's only a few weeks into talking with her, but she's been very helpful, and I'm looking forward to continuing on in my recovery and mental clarity.
Wendy is a wonderful, kind and considerate person. She's a great listener and feels like she genuinely wants to help you at all times. She adjusts to your needs but also guides with her knowledge and intuition. I would recommend her to everyone, and especially those who are unsure and anxious about starting online therapy.
Has a ton of resources. Very compassionate. Quick to respond.
Although I got better help in November and didn’t reach out until now, Wendy has been truly kind and understanding. She’s reaching out to me with good material and aid to help me with my anxiety. I truly appreciate her.
Wendy is a great counselor. Although I am not the quickest to respond, she takes her job seriously and responds promptly to my concerns. I appreciate the relevant posts that she sends to help me improve and overcome any issues I am encountering. She makes responses personal and relatable. I highly recommend Wendy Reiersen for counseling.
Wendy is great. She responds quickly and is great to work with. She is a great match for me.
Wendy seems not only knowledgeable but also like somebody who is tuned into my needs. Wendy responds to me promptly within a day every time and always has plenty of useful ideas and resources to bring to the table.
Wendy is great!
Wendy has been wonderful. I’ve never had a counselor before and I’m so glad I started with her. She’s insightful and makes helpful recommendations for me.
Wendy is great. Her perspective is always great. She makes me feel heard and validated. She is not always so “therapist-y”. Sometimes it’s good to just talk to a person that can agree that “things suck right now” even if there is a challenge or possible good outcome. She has recommended some books to me that have changed my life. She showed me some concepts that have really benefited me.
Wendy is an awesome friend and provides a variety of subject material to help.
Wendy has been an extremely helpful counselor for me! She allows me to bring up whatever concerns I'm dealing with and helps me sort through my feelings and thoughts relating to them. She is very understanding and is a very good listener.
Very impressed. More intuitive than most people I know. She reads between the lines quite well. I’m grateful for her advice.
She was very kind and understanding and gave very good advice. I strongly recommend her.
Wendy is working great with me. She is giving me tools and resources while also allowing me time to properly respond to her questions.
Wendy is very helpful! When I started talking to her a few months ago I was pretty sad related to grief/loss and she helped me feel better. The resources and support she gave me seemed to be exactly what I needed to move on with my life. I will be forever grateful for her help.
Wendy, Thank you for all the help you've provided. My family and I are in a much better place. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you.
Wendy has been a great listener and she's very caring about how I feel. When also offers helpful insights on what I should think about and her approaches are non judgmental.
Wendy is non-judgmental, patient, respectful, knowledgeable, intuitive, consistent, and responsive. She shares lots of resources and meets me where I am at. I feel very grateful to be working with her!
Wendy has been wonderful. I came to her very confused and scared. She listened to me and is helping me through a difficult situation. She has helped me gain clarity concerning my situation. She’s helped me feel strong and empowered to over come what I am going through. I appreciate her knowledge and the reading materials and resources she has shared with me. It has really brought peace to me in a very hard time.
Wendy is mature and knowledgeable about mental health. She doesnt seem to let her personal beliefs get in the way of her counseling. I like her.
Wendy offered immediate concrete help.
I love Wendy's calm and gentle demeanor. Yet, she packs a be powerful punch of knowledge and intuition. She is understanding and experiments with new modalities to fit each individual.
This is my first online counseling experience, and I have found it to be very helpful. Wendy has been very responsive and has provided good resources for me. I like the flexible schedule of this online platform and am looking forward to working more with Wendy.
Wendy has already made a huge difference in my mental health. She has taken the time to get to the root of what's going on and to help me really learn about myself in ways I hadn't thought of before. The resources she's given me to add to what she has said have been so helpful and meaningful in my journey so far. I really appreciate all she has done for me. She is extremely non judgmental, understanding, and is good at pinpointing needs.
My experience with Better help & Wendy Reiersen have been excellent! She responds in a timely professional manner. She "listens" carefully to each issue I present and responds to each one. I feel comfortable talking with her, and even in just a few short weeks it has helped me make great strides.
Wendy has been super helpful and supportive. She listens to my past and what's going on now in my life and helps me cope with it. She give good materials to help me understand what's going on but doesn't push me to far. I have lived this experience and it had helped me in so many ways.
Wendy Reiersen is a great therapist! She has really helped me in dealing with a huge crisis in my life. She has also helped me in becoming a stronger me. I would definitely recommend her if you're seeking out help.
Wendy has been a good listener and she seems to know what type of direction to provide based on the specific problem I am dealing with.
I’ve really loved working with her. She’s helped me through some rough times in my life and has given me some resources to help me change.
Wendy is great- she listens to you, and helps you decipher your concerns!
Wendy will help anyone with any problems a person has, she is definitely spiritual in tune and can direct a path to solve your issues...more than one, and help narrow down the most important issue to spend time on and then move to the next. I have never used online counselor sessions but I am glad I am and I do with Wendy, best money I have ever spent with my busy schedule she has fast turn around for urgent issues too.
Wendy is professional and sincere and I feel like my time and feelings are valued. She has given me the weapons I need to battle my demons.