LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

(B.A., Criminal, Justice, MA, Counseling)

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)

Other #EL06698 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 T.R. on Apr 17, 2021 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Definitely a great person. She understands how you feel , she teaches and even sometimes by her experience, so you know it's not just book stuff.

I connect with her and I want to do better.... never had homework before from therapy, I like what it's teaching me and I hold myself accountable for my actions.

LaKeisha is sensitive to your issues and she displays kind characteristics, through your process of getting help and healing. Would definitely recommend her over and over!

Written by C.O. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling 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 N.I. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with LaKeisha for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha is so insightful and encouraging. Her care and the lengths she goes to make sure I understand and am consistently doing the work to establish and maintain betterment is so appreciated. I’m so glad I made the choice to seek therapy through BetterHelp and that her and I have crossed paths.

Written by B.E. on Mar 27, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 L.E. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with LaKeisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

The best therapist I've ever had, hands down! She listens and understands. She gives great advice and helps me work through my problems. I feel very comfortable with her and trust her completely! I cannot recommend her enough! Wonderful and very knowledgeable!

Written by Z.O. on Jan 27, 2021 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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