LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

LPC

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to work on you.

It is my pleasure to walk along side of you on this journey. Compassion, empathy and genuine love for people propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with young adults in transition, adults and families in various settings from community mental health to providing home-based services.

Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, work stress, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, sexual abuse/sexual assault, anxiety, relationships, trauma, PTSD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), social communication issues, career transition, childhood abuse and neglect, psychosis, and working with children and adolescents.

Cultural diversity and sensitivity is important to effectively assist clients. My experience includes working with individuals across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds. My human service experience expand over 20 years and includes working with adoptive and biological parents, training potential foster parents, family reunification, utilization review, individual therapy, substance abuse disorder, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, training law enforcement and school safety officers on recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, program development and implementation, community outreach, writing and implementing policy, community outreach and home-based therapy.

Counseling Techniques: Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and grief therapy.

It is my professional opinion that weekly live sessions (chat, phone, video) are most effective for clients to progress towards their goals.

I look forward to working with you as you work through challenges and discover your inner strength during the process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401017981 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by B.R. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s great

Written by S.H. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

In a world where there aren't as many women of color, and specifically Black women in mental health, LaKeisha is the light at the end of the tunnel! She's supportive, knowledgable, and timely

Written by J.O. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

LaKeisha has helped me significantly in my relationships, and particularly with my fiancé and joining a new family. She has helped me find the confidence and peace in being myself in all situations, setting healthy boundaries, protecting my own energy, and above all else leading with kindness and love. She is supportive, thoughtful, and caring, and she truly listens and understands me even when I feel like I'm not making much sense. She also has a fantastic sense of humor! I would recommend LaKeisha to any and everyone -- and I wish a lot of people I know could talk to her lol

Written by L.E. on May 30, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Keisha is by far the best therapist I've ever had! She understands my concerns and I feel comfortable opening up to her. She has helped me truly be my best and most authentic self. Thank you Keisha!

Written by E.L. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She does a great job and I look forward to continuing our work together!

Written by T.I. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

She has been amazing so far!

Written by B.E. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha is very attentive and caring in her conversations with me. She listens and responds quickly.

Written by T.I. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression

Professional, caring, skilled.

Written by D.E. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

LaKeisha is the absolute best therapist I have ever been too. She is knowledgeable, empathetic, open, transparent, and she checks-in all the time with sweet messages. She also gives introspective feedback and provides worksheets that are so helpful to staying on the right track; easy to incorporate into my daily life routine.

I HIGHLY recommend her, she’s a true light and guide in my life ✨

Written by S.O. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Perfect

Written by T.A. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am on week two of therapy, and I am definitely feeling a change in motivation, my mental health, and positive thinking throughout my days!

Written by J.A. on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I cancelled my membership and she was my last appointment after being disappointed with my last two therapists. She is the best! She not only listens to help you problem-solve but guides in the direction of self-discovery. Her worksheets and individualized approaches set her apart for most.

Written by K.I. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

My first therapist ever and I couldn’t think of a better match, LaKeisha has literally been God sent. She has been head on with my goals and very transparent. I am very grateful

Written by G.I. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is an amazing therapist who truly understands and can help find ways to resolve any solutions needed.

Written by L.I. on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lakeisha feels more like a mother figure to me than just a therapist, I can tell she really cares about what I have to say and thanks to her guidance my life has made a complete turnaround !! I could not have made it this far without her—if you end up being paired with her, consider this an enormous blessing!! She is so smart, thoughtful and down to earth, she is THERE for you!! :)

Written by L.O. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is the best!

Written by S.A. on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Wonderful

Written by C.L. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with LaKeisha. She goes out of her way to be incredibly uplifting and encouraging. which is something that I struggle to do myself. It's different to forge these relationships via the computer, but she has made it easier than expected.

Written by K.E. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So far so good:) I like her realness and advice

Written by N.I. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Wright is a phenomenal therapist. She’s knowledgeable, personable and caring. I appreciate her encouragement and support.

Written by N.A. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Lakeisha Blackwell-Wright is a wonderful therapist and I strongly recommend them. I feel safe talking to them and was happy to find them.

Written by C.H. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I really appreciate my counselor. She has helped me think outside the box on my issues and she’s consistent. Highly recommend.

Written by K.I. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

I've been working with LaKeisha for over a year, and she has changed my life. From working through extremely sensitive trauma issues to dealing with challenging cultural and ethnic realities from my position in the world, LaKeisha has been sensitive, reflective, supportive, and oriented toward helping me build better relationships with myself and others. Would highly recommend working with her. She has helped me overcome so many things, helped me to love myself, forgive myself, and treat life as the blessing it is.

Written by B.R. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

LaKeisha has been amazing. She has helped me with every issue I have, and gives some of the best advice I’ve ever received. 15/10 would recommend her as a counselor..especially in regards to relationship/family issues.

Written by T.R. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

An amazing therapist! Would recommend her to everyone. She truly is non judgemental. I can tell her anything and she offer ways to problem solve! I love that she engages me to do the work by providing work sheets. I am learning different ways to deal with problem healthily. Thanks to Ms. Blackwell-Wright

Written by D.E. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

She was helpful and offered meaningful advice and sent me pertinent information

Written by A.E. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has been helping me through triggers and anxiety . Given me worksheets to work on and really getting down to where my problems are and where I can better help myself .

Written by K.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I'm so glad I got matched up with LaKeisha. She has the perfect balance of listening, encouraging and providing suggestions on how to steer negative behavior or thoughts a different way. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.E. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I found myself apprehensive and anxious about starting therapy but my counselor is so reassuring and has a calming voice and encouraging outlook. I'm so glad to be paired with LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright!

Written by L.A. on May 03, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Lakeisha is such a positive and radiant light. She has been so helpful in my journey to better mental health and self love. Her wisdom and joy help influence such a positive session every time!

Written by J.U. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha has played an integral role in getting me out of a real rut. She is supportive, empathetic, and a cheerleader. She always has useful anecdotes and a great sense of humor— it’s the first time a therapist has regularly made me laugh, which is so healing! She also has great advice for clients going through substance abuse recovery. She’s gentle but firm, and I trust her. I highly recommend LaKeisha and feel lucky to have found her for myself.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha is the best therapist I have ever had. I have been blessed with LaKeisha for just a few weeks, and my mental health has changed, completely. She has given me new mental strategies, she has given me new perspectives without judgement, she is personable, she oozes wisdom and kindness, and she has given me that feeling that I can’t put into words, she is just a blessing and nothing less. LaKeisha has changed my life, I can say that whole heartedly and I am so, beyond grateful that I got matched with her. I will be forever grateful.

Written by C.O. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

LaKeisha does a wonderful job listening and offering helpful solutions to problems I am having. She is always positive and supportive. I've been with her for a year now. I am happy to have had her by my side as I have made some significant changes in my life.

Written by B.E. on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s very kind and patient, she listens to my concerns and she creates a safe space for me to speak about what’s going on in my life. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family. She’s awesome!!!

Written by A.D. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

LaKeisha is hands down the BEST therapist I have ever worked with and it has truly been a life-changing experience. Whether I am crying and basically at my lowest of lows or whether I’m joking and laughing she approaches me with empathy, care, and thoughtful words. She makes me laugh, she understands what I’m going through, and she helps me to see where my thought distortions are, offering kind but real advice on how I can change what I’m doing to make my life better. If you’re reading this and just got matched with LaKeisha, consider yourself lucky.

Written by R.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s so insightful, and always encouraging. She recognizes where I could be doing better, and points those things out in a polite but direct manner. She’s exactly the counselor I needed.

Written by Z.O. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

LaKeisha is an incredible listener and helps you come to your own conclusions while reinforcing positive changes. She brings levity and humor, when appropriate, to tough conversations and has consistently helped me make progress towards the goals that I came up with prior to our sessions. I couldn’t recommend her more.

Written by L.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

My therapy sessions with LaKeisha are one of the most vital parts of my self care schedule. She meets me where I’m at and guides me to where I need to be while empowering me to make choices that fit ME. I AM SO GRATEFUL!!!!

Written by F.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s incredible and extremely helpful! Would recommend her to everyone

Written by G.I. on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

LaKeisha has helped me immensely! I am grateful to have chosen her!

Written by S.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Awesome. 10/10. Very kind, understanding, listens, empathic, professional. Excellent experience.

Written by C.H. on Oct 18, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 5 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Because of Lakeisha, I have been able to get my life back on track, have more hope, and develop a more positive mindset. I am also growing in my personal and professional life!

Written by I.S. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After even just one session LaKeisha made a difference in my life that I will never forget. I actually texted my closest friends when my first session was over and told them how amazing it was and how I couldn't wait to tell them all about it. She is incredible and I feel so lucky to have found her.

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm so happy with my choice to enroll in therapy as an investment in myself. I joined at what I would say was the lowest point of my life, and LaKeisha helped to change my perspective on what's happening in my life but also how my past doesn't have to define who I am and what I'm doing with my future. The time I spend with her is priceless, and I always leave our sessions feeling optimistic.

Written by M.E. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

An excellent counselor who communicates the goals set by both of you effectively! She is awesome!

Written by E.L. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have loved working with LaKeisha. She has such a kindness but also she will call me out if try to talk badly about myself. She has helped me work on building and applying techniques that allow me to interact with others and myself more positively.

Written by D.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She my very first person I've talked to professionslly and if I'd known my experience would be so easy I would've been did this years ago. Easy to talk to and very communicative in been sessions!

Written by R.E. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

LaKeisha really cares about her clients. She is amazing at her job. She has brought me a lot of confidence in both being a mother and in my daily routine. If she is your paired councilor, I would strongly recommend giving her a shot. She tells me everyday “Be Encouraged.”

Written by S.H. on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha is an excellent therapist. I'm grateful for her wisdom, kindness and professional support as I navigate the next chapter of my life.

Written by C.H. on May 23, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I have gained so much confidence and guidance from my counselor that I’ve been able to apply to my life. I appreciate her check-ins throughout the week and love her after-session recaps. The worksheets she sends help you to expand on the things discussed in session as well. Talking to her feels like talking with an older sibling because our conversations are so natural. Very happy with my experience so far!

Written by T.A. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From our first video chat, I loved LaKeisha. I can tell she's extremely passionate about her work and that she truly cares about her clients. She gave her all in our session, and paid attention to every word I said. I know I'm going to make a lot of progress with her. Thank you so much LaKeisha!

Written by M.A. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is outstanding. Am blessed to have found her. Recommend that betterhelp have more folks like her. She uses ALL of the technology and tools - sets goals, provides worksheets and checks in on me to provide encouragement. Am truly blessed.

Written by T.E. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks

LaKeisha, is a very wise woman who listens very well, she has provided the resources and helped me establish boundaries that will continuously improve my relationships and re-establish meaningful foundations in my life.

Written by I.S. on May 10, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is extremely encouraging and I have been trying to implement the advice she has given me. I feel comfortable talking to her.

Written by S.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

LaKeisha is amazing! I love how she actually figure things out with me. She knows exactly what my biggest concern is and she has been helping me since then. She always keeps checking on me and I'm happy about it. I'm hoping to be a better person with her guidance.

Written by K.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is a wonderful listener and has very good advice. She's upfront and very honest. She's definitely here to help. I'm very grateful to have her as my counselor.

Written by M.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks

There are many valuable tools that LaKeisha has provided me with. The best result of them all so far is feeling empowered. LaKeisha helps me to take ownership of my emotions which is invaluable. I finally have a therapist that I feel safe sharing with.

Written by S.U. on Apr 02, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am so grateful for my therapist!! This has been extremely helpful and effective for me!!

Written by M.E. on Mar 30, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She is wonderful and knowledgeable. I like it that she gives me worksheets to do and offers new narrative to situations for me.

Written by C.I. on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

This is a great way to deal with issues, and not have the stigma of the office setting . You can relax in your own home. And let it all out

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