Wakita Barksdale

LPC
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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

LPC #7871 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

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Written by K.A. 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 by B.R. 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 by S.T. 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 by W.H. 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 by L.O. 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 by F.E. 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 by S.T. 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 by A.S. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Wakita for 2 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 absolutely wonderful. She is very insightful and makes the journey much easier.

Written by R.O. 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 by T.A. 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 by I.N. 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 by C.A. 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 by K.A. 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 by C.I. 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 by A.M. 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 by M.I. 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 by O.F. on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is amazing and helpul