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

I also have experience 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: 2020-05-31)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

I genuinely appreciate the help Lakeisha gives me. She is helping make some major difficult changes in my life. She is kind and sensitive to those changes. It's been a great experience working with her so far.

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 better health 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 C.H. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Lakeisha is professional, insightful, and knowledgeable. I am grateful to have her as my therapist.

Written by N.I. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Ms. Wright is helpful, attentive, and supportive. I’m gracious that our paths have crossed and the benefits I’ll gain from the work we’re both investing in my betterment.

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