Kaleesha Bent

(LMFT)
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About Me

Hello and welcome! You did it! You are taking important steps to becoming the best version of yourself! My name is Kaleesha Bent and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I have provided therapeutic services for the past 8 years. I have worked with clients with an array of concerns to include depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting issues, trauma/abuse, ADHD, and self-image/self-esteem issues. I have also supported teenagers who have been involved in the DCF system, and those that deal with self-harm.

While addressing mental health needs is becoming more and more embraced in our communities, it still carries a pervasive stereotype. It takes great courage to come to this step to engage in therapy, and that is to be celebrated. Working with individuals and families are my passion, as it allows me the humbling opportunity to shine a light on a better and more effective way of living and engaging with those closest to them. The way in which I accomplish this best is by engulfing a warm, interactive, and non-judgmental approach. My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, emotion-focused, family systems, existential, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, narrative, solution-focused, and trauma-focused. As your therapist, I will align myself with your goals and tailor your treatment plan to support that.

I look forward to working with you as you take this conscious step to becoming the best version of yourself. I'll see you on the other side!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT3477 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Aug 14, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 5 months

Ms Bent was very patient, respectful and understanding with my family. She took time to explain things and listen and respond accordingly. I appreciate her for taking time and going the extra mile with helping my child sort through her thoughts.

Written by T.I. on Aug 07, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have already referred my friends and family to teen counseling and gave them Kaleesha’s name. She is engaged and understanding.

Written by C.H. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Ms.Bent is a great listener and support person. She is always professional and consistent in checking on me.

Written by E.M. on May 15, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks

I don’t even know where to begin! Ms. Bent is down right amazing I started working with her a little over a year ago and we immediately clicked. I have been literally fired from every other therapist I have ever had starting at the age of 5. Now I’m 15 and I have been able to learn and teach coping skills as well as share my experiences of mental health issues because of the confidence and strength I’ve learned through Ms. Bent. I will forever be thankful for all the greatness, kindness, and most of all the fact that she doesn’t take anyone’s crap much like me!! Love you Ms. Bent!! ♥️♥️

Written by D.E. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks

Kaleesha is wonderful. Very thankful for her!

Written by H.E. on Mar 06, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks

We only had one call meeting , but my son was feeling ok and said he could work with her and try more sessions . She is friendly and seems to like what she is doing .

Written by D.I. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a great listener.

Written by A.L. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Kaleesha has been so wonderful!

Written by L.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Kaleesha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kaleesha takes the time to unscramble what is going on in my head and help me move forward.

She is great for many different types of counseling and I cannot recommend her enough! Get you a Kaleesha!