About me

I began working with children and youth in 1986 and continued until 2003. As indicated on my resume, I returned to work with a client base providing therapy to the children, and adult population in 2013 at an outpatient facility. I worked with age groups ranging in age 7 years old to 67 years old at a local outpatient medical clinic and at a mental health clinic. During that period, I also worked with couples who were experiencing significant relationship issues. Since 2017, I have practiced in the prison system where I provide clinical interventions to the adult population. As a therapist, I use a caring, compassionate and supportive style with my clients believing that each client is coming because of the need for assistance in being able to function and cope with the stress impacting each life situation.
My treatment approach is one of understanding and not being 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 therapeutic relationship and hence in order to guide the relationship, I need to listen to each rather than to tell each what to do.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • 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: 39

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • 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 Regain might be different.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very good listener, very patient and positive attitude

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is a great listener and provides helpful tools and perspective on challenges.

Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Washington was absolutely amazing and we are truly grateful for the tools that he has given us! He is very patient, understanding and listens with intent. He has helped us to better communicate with one another and we recommend him to any couple going through a difficult time in their lives! 10/10 would recommend!!!

Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Washington is very wise and offers good advise.

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Washington for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Cisco is a very wonderful therapist. My husband and I experienced a very sad tragedy and Mr. Cisco gave us such helpful advice and compassionate to our feelings. Even giving us reminders of why we need to do mindful meditations and learning to express our emotions better in journals to be more conscious about our emotions as to why it happens. We're still a work in progress but from our sessions so far my grief is being reduced more and more with his help. For that I am truly grateful.

Written on Dec 18, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Washington is excellent! He is very helpful. I have learned a lot about myself, my partner and our relationship.

Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very understanding and hits the nail on the head on what could be the cause of our issues and what should be done about it to help overcome

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Love his perspective and connection to topics we discuss!

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

After only 2 sessions, I am hoping to delve even deeper into issues that may be uncomfortable to speak on without a professional present. I am confident we will make more headway s time goes on. Grateful to Mr. Cisco and his calm nature. Genuine concern for our relationship is obvious.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mr. Cisco is phenomenal! I highly recommend him.

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He gives excellent counsel. We have become better in a very short period of time because of him.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Listens and what you have to say and offers great advice

Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Washington Cisco has been most helpful to me and my fiance as we complete our pre-marital counseling.

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He has helped a lot in just 3 seccsion

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Washington Cisco is so kind and a really good listener. I appreciate that he waits until we're finished talking before responding.

Written on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Washington for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We are really comfortable with Washington. He is a very good listener and he takes his time to think about what you’ve told him before he responds. Insightful, calming. Just really a joy to talk to.
He checks up on us in between sessions. It feels more like a family member or a friend type relationship. Really takes the clinical feeling out of the process.

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