Hi! Looking for the right mental health therapist or life coach who you want to open up to can be a bit intimidating. I mean really, you are expected to share your darkest secrets, how you feel, think, etc. with a complete stranger on day one, right? So, how about I will tell you some professional stuff and a few fun facts about me first too to break the ice!
Let’s knock out the professional first:
My name is Katesha S. Broadus, and I am a Colorado & Virginia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Board Certified Telemental Health (BC-TMH) provider. That means, if you do not live in the states of Colorado or Virginia, I cannot work with you clinically at this time. I can work with you as a life coach though. I specialize in online therapy, so I will be adding more states in the near future. So stay tuned! I was previously licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) in North Carolina during my supervision days. Therefore, I have had the opportunity to serve children, teens, adults, and families in Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia in various settings ranging from offices, family residences, residential facilities, schools, to correctional facilities. I know right. I have been all over the place. What can I say, I like to meet my clients where they are, and get them to where they want to be in life.
I enjoy working with clients who are working to overcome challenges from their past and present such as: sexual assault, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, domestic/family violence, family conflict, juvenile delinquency, parenting conflict, teen parenting, adoption/foster care, psychiatric disorders, history of incarceration, marital/relationship conflict, career issues, academic issues, behavioral issues, special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social-emotional disorders, ADHD, and personality disorders. I also work with clients who come in for general transitions in life that are making them not feel 100% like everything is balanced. Often times my clients cannot put things into words. They just know something isn’t quite right, and things have to change for the better. So, we process those thoughts and feelings out. Life is a journey of exploration, not a race to the grave.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at North Carolina State University located in Raleigh, NC. Go WOLFPACK!!! I began my career in human services/social services, and in the helping profession in 2009, by being a Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for Durham, County, NC, and Temporary Food and Nutrition (now known as Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP) Case Manager for Wake County, NC, County. During my time with Durham and Wake County. I started my clinical training in 2011 at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA. Behold the GREEN & GOLD!!! It was there that I completed my Master of Social Work degree with a Clinical Concentration, where I focused my studies on military families, students with children, and minority mental health.
I like to approach issues from a strength-based perspective and employ techniques from: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Bowen Family Systems Theory, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) among another treatment of modalities to assist my clients in reaching their goals. It is my desire to be a support for you as you experience life abundantly. I achieve this by being open and honest with my clients from the moment treatment begins until termination. My desire is to teach you skills that you can utilize and improve the quality of your life. This will help you gain insight into who you are. As well as be a realistic look at what led to the creation of the problems you seek to change. This method provides my clients with clarity on what to do next. I do believe in teaching coping skills. I do not wish to simply help you cope but to aid you in reducing and if possible, terminating your symptoms altogether.
Now, Fun Facts:
I am a former Navy spouse. I grew up being a Navy brat. My family system is full of multi-racial, multi-ethnic, Blended, or Stepfamilies. I have been exposed all my life to various cultures, music, food, languages, religions, and alternative ways of living. Before I was in mental health, I was in child development/childcare. So, my knowledge of human behavior and human development dates back to 1993 when I started babysitting for military spouses, and volunteering at the CDCS. I incorporate my life lessons and observations into my clinical practice and research to help my clients tackle more complex issues. I am also a mother of two…yep, two special needs children. So, I am extremely knowledgeable about how to navigate the world of IEPs, 504 plans, BIPs, and how to advocate for kids with developmental needs and mental health needs in academia as well.
So, are you ready to adjust your crown, walk in your truth, and be authentically you? If so, contact me today to book your 30 Minute Mental Health Consultation so we can get started today!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #0904010149 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LCSW #CSW. 09925840 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
Katesha is extremely easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about a variety of different ways to approach the many life challenges I am dealing with. I look forward to continuing to work with her and learning more ways I can improve my mental health.
I've had one session with Katesha and realized that this counselor was for me. She was punctual, organized, had a gamelan and was able to orchestrate the most in the time limit. It actually excites me to continue pushing forward.
Katesha is a great counselor. She listens to and understands my concerns, what I am seeking, provides insight to better understand what I am feeling and why, and has helped me learn a lot about myself. I feel we're untangling the concerns that brought me to Better Help and are making progress.
Katesha is a wonderful counselor! She takes the time to really get to know you and identify what your needs are. She's kind, compassionate and easy to talk to. She's a good listener and incredibly helpful. She's knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics and goes the extra mile to make sure you understand not just yourself but the people around you as well. I would recommend her to anyone!
Katesha seems to know exactly what I am going through and matches both her caring nature and her professional expertise perfectly during our sessions, and I always felt better after the hour was up.
The person is very helpful. I would recommend this therapist for anyone who needs someone to talk to
For the short time I've been a patient, Katesha has been very responsive and helpful in addressing my mental health concerns!
She is knowledgeable and kind.
Katesha Broadus is an exemplary therapist. Lucky to have found her!
She is very skilled and I am very enthusiastic and look forward to our sessions as well as all of her communication with me. Clearly she is very passionate about what she does because she gives 100% at every session and seems to never miss a beat when it comes to my all around well being. I highly recommend her.