Keisha Wood

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LCSW-C #2154 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

Other #NJDCATEMP-013986 (Expires: 2020-10-21)

LICSW #385-SW-LICSW-TEMP (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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. ❤️

Written by J.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by D.A. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by M.Y. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.M. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by A.B. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month

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.

Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.T. on Jun 07, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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❤️

Written by T.A. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.I. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

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!

Written by M.I. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She was nice.

Written by D.E. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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.

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks

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!

Written by J.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 6 days

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.

Written by S.T. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by T.A. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.S. on Mar 28, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes

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.

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by S.H. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Keisha, is a very caring and supportive counselor. I am so thankful to have her as my counselor ... She is truly a blessing.