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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
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
LMFT #MT3477 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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.
I have already referred my friends and family to teen counseling and gave them Kaleesha’s name. She is engaged and understanding.
Ms.Bent is a great listener and support person. She is always professional and consistent in checking on me.
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!! ♥️♥️
Kaleesha is wonderful. Very thankful for her!
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 .
She is a great listener.
Kaleesha has been so wonderful!
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!