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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Self-Love , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 7871
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She is the absolute best and a true lifesaver
Amazing experience so far.
She is always responding in a timely manner with great advice and restructuring of thoughts
I, inadvertently answered one of the questions wrong. It’s a shame but I can’t remember
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.
She is a great therapist and I am happy to work with her.
Wakita is very knowledgeable and supportive. Her strategic questioning helped me to change my perspective in a very difficult time in my career.
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.
Wakita is absolutely 100% an active listener and I truly believe she was made for this work!!
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.
So far she has been awesome.
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!!
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!
She’s a great listener and very helpful.
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!
Wakita always makes me feel seen.
She’s kind a s listens to me.
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.
She's absolutely amazing! She makes me feel comfortable and listens very well to my concerns.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Appreciate her experience and kindness!!
She is amazing and helpul