Welcome to BetterHelp. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois. I have been within the field of altruism at varying capacities since high school. I received a Bachelor of Science-Psychology from Loyola University and a Master of Social Work from UIC-Jane Addams. I love what I do and was blessed to find my passion early in life. My experiences ranges from the medical/hospital arena, to community case management, into individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, and even employment counseling for individuals experiencing a career transition. I currently provide individual and group therapy to youth and families.
While I have been a professional counselor for just over 14 years, I continue to approach each client situation and make recommendations with a fresh perspective. My treatment approach incorporates techniques of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) utilizing a Strengths perspective. In utilizing these techniques, I also assist the client to understand their interconnected role and functioning within various systems. All of this to state that I bring a unique balance of academic rigor and high fidelity practice into each session.
In working with clients, I have a simple goal. I hope to assist you to achieve your highest level of functioning so that you can look in the mirror with confidence and fulfillment. I work with your strengths to incorporate non-intrusive techniques. Eventually, these techniques will come natural and you can apply them across various systems. It's not always a simple journey but I will be here to provide tools that will empower you in multiple areas of mental health, emotional and professional functioning.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
IL LCSW 149017631
NV LCSW 11134-C
AZ LCSW LCSW-21931
I’m thankful to have found Sheika in my healing journey after having a bad ending with a previous therapist. She is very helpful and encouraging. I love the challenges and the mindfulness techniques she encourages me to implement in my life.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Sheika for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Life-changing, I see a real difference in my communication skills and my coping strategies
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Sheika for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Sheika has been an incredible help this past year I have been on BetterHelp! She is compassionate and level-headed, and she assisted in me successfully learning how to manage my struggles with anxiety and ADHD. She was extremely accommodating to my schedule and I was always able to get an appointment with her at least every couple of weeks. I would definitely recommend Sheika to friends or family using BetterHelp!
Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Sheika for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is awesome!
Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Sheika for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
i absolutely loved my treatment with dr cox-bey! she really takes everything you say to heart and does her absolute best to help you work it out and make you feel safe and loved!! i would recommend her to all of my friends for treatment because she really is the best at the job! she’s the best counselor i’ve ever had!
Written on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Sheika for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Sheika is absolutely wonderful, she helped me through my worst points and made me see everything in perspective. She gave me great tips on my situation and I will always carry her advice going forward.
Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Sheika for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes