Lakiesha Russell

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About Me

Lakiesha Russell is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin and known affectionately as America's #1 Mental Wellness Ambassador™. Lakiesha has been seen on CBS, NBC, Huffington Post, Forbes and a host of other great media outlets. Lakiesha is the weekly guest expert on Spectrum Cable News 1 Wisconsin’s Mental Health Mondays Series, where she provides weekly tips and techniques to help individuals practice good mental wellness. She has been in the mental health field for over a decade and has primarily done work with women, children and families; working on issues of trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting and a host of others. Lakiesha believes that in order for individuals to evolve into their best self they need to be healthy physically, spiritually and mentally.

Lakiesha is trained in PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) , which allows her to help parents be able to parent with purpose and intention. Lakiesha received her formal training from Mount Mary University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Community Counseling. Lakiesha is an ambassador for individuals taking care of their mental health, so they can bloom into their possible version of themselves. She is caught often asking, “Are you ready to leave the chair better than you came?” as she is committed to walking on the journey of healing with each individual and/or family that sits in the chair.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6098-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by T.R. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Lakiesha for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

She is caring and very helpful.

Written by R.O. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Lakiesha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Ms. Lakiesha is a very gifted and compassionate counselor and I am grateful to know her, and to have her as my counselor.

Written by E.M. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Lakiesha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

She’s AMAZING! Totally listens and there aren’t any awkward silent moments. She’s always asking questions and getting to know you. She’s helped me with coparenting with a personality disordered individual, parenting in general, my current relationship, even advice for setting boundaries with friends. I can’t say enough good things about her. I’m so glad I found this therapist on my journey of healing and self love. Thank you, Lakiesha!!!

Written by C.L. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Lakiesha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lakiesha is so accomplished

Written by D.O. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Lakiesha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Lakiesha is great! Just choose her!