Wakita Barksdale

LPC

About Me

Hi,
My name is Wakita D. Barksdale and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Carolina. My professional experience includes Human Services, Non-Profit Management, and Higher Education. My life experiences have provided me with an unique perspective as I have been both professionally ambitious and a stay at home mother. My expertise and passion is assisting individuals with building new support systems and developing new patterns of behavior to increase self-sufficiency. I enjoy working with women who are in transformational stages in their lives, helping them to clarify their purposes and move forward.

I have established myself as a compassionate, empathetic and firm counselor. I am grateful for the opportunity to do this work and my genuine concern for the well being of my clients is apparent in every interaction. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, trauma informed, and solution focused. I have experience working with people who experience trauma, conduct disorders and other significant mental health issues. I enjoy connecting with all types of people, therefore enhancing my ability to facilitate a journey to wellness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

SC LPC 7871


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wakita Barksdale. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is the absolute best and a true lifesaver

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing experience so far.

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is always responding in a timely manner with great advice and restructuring of thoughts

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I, inadvertently answered one of the questions wrong. It’s a shame but I can’t remember

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Wakita has a warm demeanor and listens with empathy. She always asks me insightful questions and gives me ways of thinking about a situation that helps me to take action to live more fully in my present.

Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

She is a great therapist and I am happy to work with her.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Wakita is very knowledgeable and supportive. Her strategic questioning helped me to change my perspective in a very difficult time in my career.

Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and adhd

Very supportive! Creates a safe space to express any way you’re feeling. Has given me practical tools I can use in my everyday life.

Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Wakita is absolutely 100% an active listener and I truly believe she was made for this work!!

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Wakita is a kind and caring woman who is patient and a great listener who offers many wonderful anecdotes to a situation. Her words of encouragement and examples are most welcome at a time of need. She is a wonderful therapist and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a positive solution.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

So far she has been awesome.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Wakita is AWESOME!! She is very caring and easy to talk to. I have been really sick lately and she even checked on me! I love her post!! Really gave me a chance to think about it and take some good notes to discuss next time. Thank you!!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wakita is the BEST listener and she really processes what I have said before responding! She brings a fresh perspective and I can tell that she wants the best outcome for me!

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, and anger management

She’s a great listener and very helpful.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Wakita is very real and understanding. She truly listens and gives you helpful ways to work through what your going through. I’ve truly enjoyed my time with her and can already feel a huge difference after 4 sessions!

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

Wakita always makes me feel seen.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

She’s kind a s listens to me.

Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

today Wakita hit the nail on the head. I don't know if it is her or me. I am letting it all out. I am trusting the process.

Written on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

She's absolutely amazing! She makes me feel comfortable and listens very well to my concerns.

Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Excellent therapist!

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is kind and soft when she talk to you. Very caring she knows what is going on with me and make me think about my situation.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I’ve tried a handful of therapists and Wakita is the only one I’ve ever been able to actually talk to. She listens and suggests things and makes me feel heard. So happy she got matched to be my therapist and I’m really hoping she can continue to help me

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Responsive and understanding, building a connection with Wakita was a comforting experience, she's been thoughtful and willing to listen with a growth mindset every step of the way.

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Wakita is extremely insightful and is able to handle challenges with much wisdom and expertise. She is very personable and talks with a confidence to help you know you are in capable hands. She has a firm demeanor but a gentle way of presenting difficult suggestions. She is very easy to trust with your problems and I have confidence in a good outcome in the future.

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's been absolutely amazing and patient with me. Responds in a timely manner and is so kind and supporting in her responses. I'm so happy to have her as my therapist.

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Appreciate her experience and kindness!!

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is amazing and helpul

Work with me!