Wendy Reiersen

(MS, CMHC)

About Me

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 people, including kids as well as parents, want to do the best that we can. Sometimes the challenges are bigger than the skills that we have available. The good news is that we can all learn and improve our skills such as communicating our needs, managing our emotions, and making effective decisions and choices.

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #7280771-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months

Wendy has been working with my daughter for a few months now and I can tell that she really cares about her and what she can do to help her with her struggles. She has always been there when I've had questions about what I can do to help my daughter. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Wendy for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

My councillor always knows what to say and gives me hope

Written by J.O. on Dec 16, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Absolutely best therapist I’ve been with. My quality of life has increased due to learning new coping mechanisms and that’s priceless

Written by C.J. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Grateful to have Wendy as my counselor. Knowledgeable, empathetic, and she actually improved my health.

Written by J.A. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far so good.

Written by A.L. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

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!

Written by M.A. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by R.U. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She’s great. I love her

Written by V.I. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wendy’s expertise is immense.

Written by M.I. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Wendy has helped me change my life. She has been so understanding and she really does listen- and remembers things I tell her. I opened up to her about a lot of things I went through that have been buried inside for a long time. I feel truly blessed to have had her for a counselor! I’d highly recommend her!

Written by R.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wendy is very insightful and immediately made me feel comfortable talking about my issues with my partner.
I can tell she has a wealth of knowledge and I think I will learn quite a bit more moving forward with her.

Written by L.E. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 days on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She doesn’t work weekends, so I’m not sure if it’s a great fit more me.

Written by N.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

With one session completed so far and several valuable resources shared Wendy had been excellent.

Written by G.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written by N.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks

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.

Written by R.O. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by E.W. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

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.

Written by B.R. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Has a ton of resources. Very compassionate. Quick to respond.

Written by E.S. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Although I got teen counseling 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.

Written by Q.U. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

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.

Written by M.I. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Wendy is great. She responds quickly and is great to work with. She is a great match for me.

Written by C.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

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.

Written by A.N. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Wendy is great!

Written by R.O. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wendy has been amazing! I would recommend her to anyone! I was very hesitant with this program but really love it!

Written by K.A. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by L.A. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

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.

Written by B.I. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

Wendy is an awesome friend and provides a variety of subject material to help.

Written by S.H. on Feb 22, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

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.

Written by K.A. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Very impressed. More intuitive than most people I know. She reads between the lines quite well. I’m grateful for her advice.

Written by B.R. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She was very kind and understanding and gave very good advice. I strongly recommend her.

Written by R.A. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Wendy is working great with me. She is giving me tools and resources while also allowing me time to properly respond to her questions.

Written by M.E. on Dec 06, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by N.I. on Dec 02, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by M.I. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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.

Written by M.I. on Oct 02, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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!

Written by C.A. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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.

Written by S.A. on Aug 10, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 6 days on issues concerning relationship

Wendy was fabulous! I was impressed with her knowledge and use of tools to help me.

Written by C.Y. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by C.A. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Wendy offered immediate concrete help.

Written by S.H. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.E. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by K.E. on May 07, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by V.A. on Apr 25, 2019 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

My experience with teen counseling & 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.

Written by H.A. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.H. on Nov 25, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wendy is the best therapist I've ever worked with. And I've met a lot.

Written by C.H. on Sep 19, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She's awesome!

Written by D.E. on Sep 16, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

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.

Written by D.A. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by C.M. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

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.

Written by K.E. on Aug 11, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Wendy is great- she listens to you, and helps you decipher your concerns!

Written by H.A. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I have felt that Wendy has been considerate and validating of my partner and my feelings, while also asking appropriate questions to help us understand and grow, and giving her opinion and insight at appropriate times as well. I felt respect and like she had a genuine interest in our success.

Written by E.R. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Wendy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wendy listens, helps to identify concerns, and challenges you while validating you at the same time. She is quite supportive and competent. Her life work changes lives, and she has been instrumental in helping me do just that.

Written by J.A on Sep 06, 2014 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

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.

Written by M.I on Aug 12, 2014 after counseling with Wendy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

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.