Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Keisha. I love helping people solve their problems and meet their goals. I would love the chance to get to know you and help you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. I am a LCSW—Licensed Certified Social Worker in Arkansas; I have a bachelors and masters degree in social work; I earned my Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2005. However, I have been working in the social work field since 2003.
I have experience working in a variety of settings (outpatient, school-based, hospital, home health). I've helped children and families as well as adults of all ages. I began conducting online therapy in 2016. I fell in love with this new format of therapy! Outside of BetterHelp I have a private practice that I also run outside of my home. My counseling approach is warm, relaxed and individualized to best meet your needs. I prefer an interactive style to build on your existing strengths. I like to use a variety of evidenced-based approaches, focusing on education to ensure you have the tools and skills needed to help yourself. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused counseling, and positive psychology. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am committed to approaching your presenting issue with dignity, respect, empathy, and without judgement.
As my client, you will be supported but also challenged in order to develop insight and self-awareness into your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Therapy is not just about talking. It is also about learning positive strategies to help facilitate coping, enhance the ability to work through life’s struggles and challenges, and build resilience. Please be selective about the counselor/therapist you choose. It is an important choice and you need to feel comfortable with whomever you choose.
Reaching out for help takes a lot of courage and you have already taken such an important first step. I am here to support you towards change and a happier life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!
Being a professional on this platform, it is my goal to contact you within at least 24 hours of receiving a message from you. However, there are times where a 25-72 hour window may be necessary such as the weekend (please note that the weekend takes place each Friday-Sunday so that messages received during this time will be addressed on Monday). Rest assured, I will always get back to you. In the meantime, I would like for you to familiarize yourself with my schedule of availability. There, you can schedule to contact me for a live chat session. If there is a day/time that is not available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available, but you would like to check to see if it may be available do not hesitate to reach out to me via your chat room. I'll let you know if scheduling that day/time is feasible.
Also, keep in mind that this forum does not provide any type of emergency services. Therefore, if you or someone you know believes that you/they are in need of urgent assistance and/or that you/they are in crisis (i.e. suicidal/homicidal and/or attempts), please call 1-800-273-TALK (24 hours/day), dial 911 or visit your local emergency room. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Some fun facts about me:
I have three dogs: two Bichon Frises’ and a shih tzu.
I have been to Scotland four times and got engaged there! It’s my favorite place on earth.
I love ice cream!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #2154 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-013986 (Expires: 2020-10-21)
LICSW #385-SW-LICSW-TEMP (Expires: 2020-10-31)
Keisha helped me through a storm I was going through. I needed someone and she was there. I highly recommend her. She is patient and kind and will wether the storm with you. ❤️
Keisha helped me through a really difficult time I was having personally with self esteem issues, feeling unworthy of love, and not good enough for my partner. She approached our conversations openly and without judgement, and make me feel very comfortable to open up to her and discuss really intimate details about me and my past, and my relationship with my partner. Truly a wonderful experience with both Keisha and the Better Help platform.
Keisha is an amazing counselor. She helps me learn about myself and cope with different things. I was skeptical about this at first and after working with Keisha, I’m a firm believer of this method. This is a great first step for anyone who ever wants to try therapy and Keisha has made me feel like I am a priority. I was lost when I started and Keisha helps me find my way again. Thank you so much, Keisha.
Talking to Keisha has been an enlightening experience for me. She guided me through my own thoughts and experiences with infinite patience and empathy. Thank you for everything!
From the start Keisha was very kind and never made me feel judged for any of the things I said. It's obvious she has a heart for helping people and she's incredibly good at it! I was also impressed with how frequently and quickly she replied to my messages. I highly recommend her!
Working with Keisha meant having a warm space where I felt comfortable sharing what was on my mind. Keisha made it clear from the very beginning that she cared about what I had to say. What I liked most about working with her is how she was willing to build that relationship with her clients. With something like online therapy, it can be hard to remember that you are talking with a real person on the other side, but with Keisha, it felt like I was in an actual office, having a conversation.
Keisha has been great, she’s a very good listener (in terms of digital communication) and responds in a timely manner. Her responses are well thought out & thought provoking. Unfortunately I couldn’t keep up with maintaining a conversation due to my busy schedule, but even still she would message every other day just as a check in & send uplifting messages, even if I didn’t respond. If I could go to her practice in person, I would.
Keisha was wonderful during our time together! She responds to what you need & is checking in constantly. It feels like texting your friend, if you’re friend was a licensed therapist❤️
Keisha Wood is amazing to work with. Keisha makes you feel completely heard and comfortable to share with. I love the tips and worksheets that she gives, it is really helpful to get you focused on healing and getting back to life. Keisha's responses are very personal, it certainly isn't like a computer response like my previous counselor with BetterHelp. I truly feel that she wants to help me. I would recommend her every single time.
Keisha, is a great therapist she has really helped me deal with my anxiety around lockdown. She was very proactive and provided me with a lot of advice and ways to deal with any attacks. Would recommend 5 stars!
She was nice.
Keisha Wood and I only spent a short time together however her attentiveness and responsiveness was amazing. She asked some very thought provoking questions that allowed me to really dig deep into myself.
Keisha is incredibly empathic and really values building rapport with clients! She provides the perfect balance of listening to my concerns while also challenging me to actively participate in my therapy journey through her expertise. I highly recommend working with Keisha!
I had a brief time with Keisha but I can tell how caring she is and she has been patient throughout our counseling which helps me a lot in gathering my mind and talk as honestly as possible with her.
Working with Keisha has done a tremendous amount for me in the last few months. I feel able to see situations differently with a new lens and have come a long way in my self care. She has helped me to be brave and have healthier boundaries in my relationships.
Keisha has been a great help in a time that I really needed someone to guide me through. It has made a big difference to have someone to talk with about all my daily struggles.
Keisha is a lot better than my last counselor I feel heard and if I don't understand something, she breaks it down to where I can.
Keisha made me feel cared for immediately and she really wants to help and is trying. I am so happy to have her in my life now. I appreciate this company!
Keisha, is a very caring and supportive counselor. I am so thankful to have her as my counselor ... She is truly a blessing.