LaKeisha Blackwell-Wright

(B.A., Criminal, Justice, MA, Counseling)

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to access services for your young person. This is a difficult time to be a teenager with so many influences at their fingertips.

Compassion, empathy and genuine love for youth propels me to utilize the therapeutic process to listen, encourage, empower and uplift. My professional experience includes working with youth in various settings including detention, residential treatment, outpatient treatment, day treatment, home-based therapy, youth in foster care and youth in transition.

Psychotherapy Specializations include: substance use disorders, school stress, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, sexual abuse/sexual assault, anxiety, relationships, trauma, PTSD, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), social communication issues, responsible social networking, abuse and neglect,

Cultural diversity and sensitivity is important to effectively assist clients. My experience includes working with youth across all socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, and racial backgrounds. My human service experience includes working with youth in gangs, youth in foster care, youth in transition, family reunification after living in out of home placement, individual therapy, substance abuse disorder, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, training law enforcement and school safety officers on recognizing the signs and symptoms of a youth in crisis, program development and implementation in schools and in the community, writing and implementing policy, community outreach and home-based therapy.

Counseling Techniques: Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and grief therapy.

It is my professional opinion that weekly live sessions (chat, phone, video) are most effective for clients to progress towards their goals.

I look forward to working with your child as they work through challenges and discover their inner strength during the process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401017981 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Awesome. 10/10. Very kind, understanding, listens, empathic, professional. Excellent experience.

Written by C.H. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 5 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Because of Lakeisha, I have been able to get my life back on track, have more hope, and develop a more positive mindset. I am also growing in my personal and professional life!

Written by A.M. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 months

LaKeisha is thoughtful in her work and connection. She is kind, empathetic and direct. She is an excellent therapist.

Written by C.O. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

LaKeisha is the best therapist I have ever worked with. She understands my needs and goals, and provides me with tools and resources to achieve both. She is extremely attentive and responsive. I am grateful to have her a part of my journey to better myself and my life!

Written by I.S. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After even just one session LaKeisha made a difference in my life that I will never forget. I actually texted my closest friends when my first session was over and told them how amazing it was and how I couldn't wait to tell them all about it. She is incredible and I feel so lucky to have found her.

Written by N.I. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I absolutely love and appreciate all of the insight and help I receive from Ms. Wright. She’s very knowledgeable and I never feel unheard. I’m super grateful!

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm so happy with my choice to enroll in therapy as an investment in myself. I joined at what I would say was the lowest point of my life, and LaKeisha helped to change my perspective on what's happening in my life but also how my past doesn't have to define who I am and what I'm doing with my future. The time I spend with her is priceless, and I always leave our sessions feeling optimistic.

Written by M.E. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

An excellent counselor who communicates the goals set by both of you effectively! She is awesome!

Written by E.L. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have loved working with LaKeisha. She has such a kindness but also she will call me out if try to talk badly about myself. She has helped me work on building and applying techniques that allow me to interact with others and myself more positively.

Written by D.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She my very first person I've talked to professionslly and if I'd known my experience would be so easy I would've been did this years ago. Easy to talk to and very communicative in been sessions!

Written by R.E. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

LaKeisha really cares about her clients. She is amazing at her job. She has brought me a lot of confidence in both being a mother and in my daily routine. If she is your paired councilor, I would strongly recommend giving her a shot. She tells me everyday “Be Encouraged.”

Written by S.H. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

LaKeisha is an excellent therapist. I'm grateful for her wisdom, kindness and professional support as I navigate the next chapter of my life.

Written by C.H. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I have gained so much confidence and guidance from my counselor that I’ve been able to apply to my life. I appreciate her check-ins throughout the week and love her after-session recaps. The worksheets she sends help you to expand on the things discussed in session as well. Talking to her feels like talking with an older sibling because our conversations are so natural. Very happy with my experience so far!

Written by T.A. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

From our first video chat, I loved LaKeisha. I can tell she's extremely passionate about her work and that she truly cares about her clients. She gave her all in our session, and paid attention to every word I said. I know I'm going to make a lot of progress with her. Thank you so much LaKeisha!

Written by M.A. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is outstanding. Am blessed to have found her. Recommend that teen counseling have more folks like her. She uses ALL of the technology and tools - sets goals, provides worksheets and checks in on me to provide encouragement. Am truly blessed.

Written by T.E. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks

LaKeisha, is a very wise woman who listens very well, she has provided the resources and helped me establish boundaries that will continuously improve my relationships and re-establish meaningful foundations in my life.

Written by I.S. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is extremely encouraging and I have been trying to implement the advice she has given me. I feel comfortable talking to her.

Written by S.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

LaKeisha is amazing! I love how she actually figure things out with me. She knows exactly what my biggest concern is and she has been helping me since then. She always keeps checking on me and I'm happy about it. I'm hoping to be a better person with her guidance.

Written by K.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is a wonderful listener and has very good advice. She's upfront and very honest. She's definitely here to help. I'm very grateful to have her as my counselor.

Written by M.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks

There are many valuable tools that LaKeisha has provided me with. The best result of them all so far is feeling empowered. LaKeisha helps me to take ownership of my emotions which is invaluable. I finally have a therapist that I feel safe sharing with.

Written by S.U. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am so grateful for my therapist!! This has been extremely helpful and effective for me!!

Written by M.E. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She is wonderful and knowledgeable. I like it that she gives me worksheets to do and offers new narrative to situations for me.

Written by C.I. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with LaKeisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

This is a great way to deal with issues, and not have the stigma of the office setting . You can relax in your own home. And let it all out