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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: 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
Wakita does a great job and has been a great help to me and our family.
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Wakita for 2 years and 3 months
She's amazing! Clear, objective and to the point. She gives you the perfect questions to your reflect on and consider for your growth. I like that!
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Wakita for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Wakita is a great therapist. She listens and gives you the tools to succeed.
Written on Aug 24, 2023 after therapy with Wakita for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Wakita is very understanding and listens to my concerns with compassion. She is non-judgmental which makes it easier for me to release any emotions or disclose any fears. God bless her!
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Wakita for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
The best I've had. Very patient, compassionate. Very honest and real. I needed someone to tell me the truth but not be condescending. She is that person. Wakita Barksdale has walked me away from suicide and suicidal thoughts many times and taught me ways to build myself up. I will forever be greatful to have her work with me. She is saving my life and my marriage. Whatever platform she uses for therapy, I will follow her!
Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Wakita for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd
She is the absolute best and a true lifesaver
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