Confidential talk without judgement. Hi, I’m Shakea “Kea” Roper. I’m a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Do you need someone to talk to that will be understanding, compassionate, and encouraging? If so, you have reached the right therapist. I’m a single mother from the inner city. I’ve been through many struggles. From parenting, to family, to work, and just life. I’ve learned you can always work on yourself to help break cycles/patterns that once held you back. I value honesty and keeping it real. When there is free time, I like to sleep, spend time with family, board games, and of course diamond painting/other crafts.
I often work with clients to address anxiety, depression, racing undesirable thoughts, and handling day to day life. My counseling style is active, honest, and straight-forward. Many of my clients have said "Kea is a great listener who isn't afraid to challenge my thoughts." I take the time to care. For me, it's an honor to work together to make progress! One of my favorite quotes is “everything seems impossible until it's done” by Nelson Mandela because I know everyone can push past the uncomfortableness of change to accomplish their goals.
I have worked in various fields of social work such as: working with survivors of abuse, half-way houses, reunification of children with their families, youth homes, and psychiatric hospitals.
Expect a sense of relief, release, and progress after each session. Each session is geared towards you and your needs. It’s based off what you feel you need to talk about, not a set curriculum. You bring the topic, and we will discuss, and problem solve as needed. If you just want a listener, you can have that also. Know that I will be honest and straight forward with you. Know that your thoughts may be challenged to help your personal growth. You may even have action or thinking tasks to complete.
I have over 14 years of experience focusing on mood disorders and any symptoms that affect daily life. I can work with clients from the following states: Kansas, Missouri, Utah, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. I spent my last college years at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MIZZOU) earning a master’s degree in social work (c/o/2009). In my sessions, I focus on using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (thinking processes), Strengths Based, Brief Therapy, Problem Solving, DBT (mindfulness), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), and Solution Focused to help clients improve all areas of their life. I am a facilitator of Making Sense of Your Worth (MSoYW).
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
ND LCSW 6218
KS LSCSW LSCSW 05430
PA LCSW CW022922
MO LCSW 2021017002
UT LCSW 12805670-3501
Kea has been so helpful, balancing encouragement and healthy challenges. She shares resources that are on point and she's incredibly kind, attentive and knowledgable.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Shakea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Shakea is easy to talk to, a great listener, and tells you what you need to hear. She asks good questions that help you think and shares helpful resources.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Kea is awesome. I highly recommend her!
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis
She is a wonderful therapist, incredible listener and warm soul!
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
I love Kea. Since day one she paid attention in everything I shared. She listened closely and compassionately understood. She has helped me overcome many fears that I had been dealing with for over 30 years and she continues to help me in many ways. Fears from childhood, fears from my young adult years, etc. Fears that bled into my marriage and caused a lot of horrible things and pain. Thankfully, I found betterhelp and I was matched to Kea and I feel supported. Thank God.
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Shakea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue