Wendy Chryst is a licensed clinical social worker who sees people with a wide variety of mental health issues, but most often helps adolescents who have behavioral issues, or tend to be angry and argumentative.
“I am very happy to have meaning in my life and meaningful work,” she said. “That’s the biggest gift about being in the helping profession.” She sees people with a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, grief, recovery from trauma, life changes such as divorce or moving, and bullying, among others. She appreciates being part of a behavioral health staff that is deep with expertise and talent in all areas of mental health.
“I would hope my patients would say I’m kind, easy to talk to, empathetic and funny,” she said.
Chryst grew up in northwest Wisconsin and has lived in the state her entire life, except during graduate school which she completed at San Diego State University in California. Although San Diego’s weather was almost perfect every day, she found that she missed the seasons and being near her family.
She enjoys spending time in the northwoods, particularly boating, snowmobiling and camping.
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