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!
"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Maya Angelou
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
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
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW-C #2154 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-013986 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Keisha is very responsive and has valuable information to facilitate talking. She offers resources and tools that aid in discussion and personal growth. I feel I’ve healed at a rapid pace with her help, and I don’t feel as overwhelmed and dysfunctional being able to talk to someone knowing they can get on the same level as me.
Keisha has made topics easy to talk about. she is very transparent and open about anything you ask her and claims no judgement on anything you say. she keeps a conversation going even if you struggle to respond. she definitely makes you a valued person in her life. Its nice having someone unbiased about topics, to talk to. She is present and has empathy towards all conversations. you definitely will find relief in talking with her
I have learned a lot from the help that she’s given me with myself and ways to look at things and handle them ... thumbs up I’m almost done with needing help
I worked with Keisha for six months, and after working with her for a while I have found myself being much happier, and much more eager to maintain that happiness. She gave me the tools, and the resources to get myself on track, and without her I would not be where I am now.
Thank you Keisha for helping me. Because of your help I'm able to find myself, to love and cherish it. I know it's a working progress, but surely I will get better. Thank you!
She is wonderful
I am definitely seeing progress in myself and am very proud and grateful for it.
Keisha is an absolutely amazing counselor. She's managed to strike a balance between being patient and supportive while also telling me exactly what I need to hear, and letting me know when I'm not on the right track. She is so positive, patient, empathetic, and I am a better human for having worked with her :)
She’s very helpful and helping me out a lot
I’ve worked with Keisha for several months now. She has helped me through some of the most difficult and challenging times in my life, as well as 2020 in general. Since working with her, I’ve noticed some really positive changes in myself. This has been my first experience with therapy and Keisha has made this feel very safe and comfortable for me. She has given me a lot of support and guidance over these past few months, and she has encouraged me to put myself and my mental health first, which isn’t always easy. Keisha has helped me get to a really good place in my life.
Keisha is such a caring and supportive counselor. Any question or concern I had she was always there to me out. Whether it was little daily reminders to keep going and that I was doing great or to simply acknowledge my feelings/emotions, she was always there. I would highly recommend Keisha!
She’s fantastic! She responds in such a meaningful and honest way, and she is extremely helpful! I couldn’t recommend her enough!
Keisha has been a great counselor! She is caring and understanding, and is never judgmental. She always responds to me in a timely manner and tries to dig deeper into my thoughts. I totally trust her and feel that working with her has been very beneficial for me and my goals.
Keisha is a gift. She has taught me so many ways to handle my anxiety and that I am not truly in danger during an attack. She has been the support I needed to get through the hardest time of my life.
Such a kind lady, I’d recommend her for anyone who needs a good counselor
Keisha is an amazing therapist! One of the best there is. Not only is she a great listener, but her responses are always spot on and she also challenges you to look deeper into your situation. She is always there to listen and offer support. She has helped me develop a more positive outlook on my life. I really enjoy my time with her :)
Keisha is a great person to speak with and does try her very best to answer you in a timely manner. I have only been speaking with her for a couple weeks now and have received some of the best advice ever from her. If you are someone struggling with depression I strongly suggest you reach out to her, she will find her very best way to help you succeed in bettering yourself. GREAT person! GREAT background experience. :)
Keisha has been very kind and understanding
Keisha is a very kind person. She helped provide me techniques to implement in my daily life with measurable results. I noticed I was able to change my thought process in the moment where I wasn’t before. She taught me things about childhood that I never knew before. This was my first time in online therapy and I greatly appreciated her gentle and thoughtful approach.
I didn't know if online therapy would be helpful for me, but Keisha has made it very easy to open up. She gives lots of useful information and techniques, and really validates your feelings.
Keisha has helped me find somethings that I wouldn't have thought about on my own and this is a slow process. I wished that there was a way to flip a switch and make it all better but the fact is that it took years to get this way and it will take time to change.
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, 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.