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