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!

"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 am happily married to my wonderful husband Brandon for almost 15 years!

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
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW-C #2154 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

Other #NJDCATEMP-013986 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Aug 01, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Keisha is extremely kind and truly listens while validating your feelings. She is prompt to respond and gives you a variety of strategies that you can apply to improve your mental health. Thank you Keisha for all of your help!

Written by T.R. on Jul 28, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keisha was great! She worked with me and my anxiety giving me exercises and tools to utilize to help put myself in control and curb my stress. She helped me see different perspectives in my problems to work towards solutions and get out of my head so much! She was thoughtful, kind, supportive which made me feel at ease and able to open up right away. Highly recommend!!

Written by J.I. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She's awesome!

Written by C.A. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Keisha really listens and understands my concerns and issues. She is courteous, helpful, and always willing to hear what I have to say. She is insightful and helpful. I feel comfortable sharing things with her and she is easy to talk with. Keisha and I have a continuous dialogue; this type of therapy has been very beneficial for me.

Written by A.M. on Jun 20, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Keisha has been a huge help in helping me accept and take steps to overcome my anxiety. She is very responsive, understanding, and insightful. We clicked right from the beginning and I felt like she understood me and my concerns. I would highly recommend Keisha to anyone wanting to improve their mental health.

Written by B.R. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

My experience has been great so far. It has been wonderful having Keisha in my corner on my good days and bad. She makes sure to try to get to know you for you and not just you for whatever your issues are that brought you to the place of seeking a therapist.

Written by J.U. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 6 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Keisha makes me feel accepted and that my feelings are heard

Written by L.I. on May 18, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Keisha has been very nice and she is very clear about the manner of therapy we engage in. She is good at reflecting my thoughts and offering information.

Written by S.H. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by J.O. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

Written by M.I. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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

Written by T.A. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by C.A. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning anger management

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!

Written by L.O. on Feb 11, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, and self esteem

She is wonderful

Written by L.I. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am definitely seeing progress in myself and am very proud and grateful for it.

Written by D.A. on Jan 31, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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 :)

Written by M.I. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She’s very helpful and helping me out a lot

Written by J.A. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Keisha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by V.I. on Dec 25, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

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!

Written by M.A. on Dec 14, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s fantastic! She responds in such a meaningful and honest way, and she is extremely helpful! I couldn’t recommend her enough!

Written by S.A. on Dec 09, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by T.A. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by T.O. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Such a kind lady, I’d recommend her for anyone who needs a good counselor

Written by L.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

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 :)

Written by H.A. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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. :)

Written by G.R. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Keisha has been very kind and understanding

Written by G.R. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

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.

Written by A.D. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.O. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Keisha for 2 weeks

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.

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 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.