LaKisha Erwin

(MS, LMHC, NCC)

About Me

Are you struggling as teenager? Do you feel that no one understands you? Are your concerned about the outside pressures that you face at home? With parents? In school? With relationships? Is it difficult for you to maintain relationships with some people? Do you have a history of trauma or abuse? Are your tired of falling into the same patterns or cycles? Do you need someone to talk to that understands?

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). I'm here to assist with support, guidance, and skills to help you to make the best decisions so you can get better results. I provide teens, young adults and and individuals psychotherapy. Previous and current clients describe me as an intuitive, open-minded person who is easy to talk to. I integrate different approaches to help clients reach their goals. I prefer to work from a relational and psychodynamic perspective. I also use a holistic approach which encompasses the spirit, body, and mind. Other approaches I use include Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Solution-Focused Theory.
I believe in changing your thoughts to change your world. I am direct and honest and solution and goal oriented. I believe in supporting the whole person, and implementing interventions based on unique and individual needs. I believe that therapy can only be effective when there is alliance between the therapist and client. I work with parents and families to help teens and youth achieve their overall goals.

My goal is to understand and listen to client’s preferences and opinions so we can develop a plan together. I believe clients posses all of the resources they need to get the life they want.

Some of my experience includes addictions, trauma, abuse, infertility, decision making, depression, anxiety, LGBT, dating, anger, bullying,domestic violence, gangs, and family relationships.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15499 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 year and 8 months

I've been on and off with Lakisha for over a year now and I truly think of her as family. She's professional, compassionate and can help you navigate around just about anything with a grounded sense. I am thankful to be able to connect with her over and over thru various times in my life.

Written by J.A. on Sep 15, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Amazing listener. Amazing advice. Strong faith.

Written by K.E. on Sep 14, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

She is very great counselor and really put things in perspective for me and my wife.

Written by A.N. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

LaKisha responds promptly to messages and offers her assistance with matters when they are critical to someone. ❤️

Written by T.H. on Aug 23, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

LaKisha is a phenomenal counselor. She has a welcoming, calm demeanor that makes it super easy to support a therapeutic relationship. Her worksheets and homework assignments are very beneficial, even though at time it may seem uncomfortable. She makes the counseling experience delightful and if you are up for the work, you will see a difference in your life. Thank you LaKisha!

Written by L.O. on Jul 07, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 year and 5 months

I love working with LaKisha. She is the best therapist I have ever had. I love the way she stays tuned into the Holy Spirit and makes sure we start and end each session with prayer. She knows how to challenge me without pushing me too far. And she understands what I am dealing with and what I have been through.

Written by T.O. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 month

Excellent work.

Written by P.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

LaKisha is my light in the storm. She pointed something out in the first 30 minutes of us talking that no one has ever considered but TOTALLY made sense! She is kind, gentle and attentive. I’m VERY pleased with the work we are doing! I highly recommend her!

Written by N.I. on Apr 17, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 months

LaKisha has been very warm, welcoming and non-judgements. She listens with an open mind and asks clarifying questions. She offers suggestions that are usable and tangible. Her talents are very appreciated.

Written by K.I. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I value LaKisha’s feedback. She is intelligent and wise. She listens to me, and provides constructive feedback as situation arise.

Written by K.A. on Mar 03, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 year

LaKisha is such a beautiful woman! She is so kind & caring. She always wants what is best for you & always respond back so quickly! She is an angel on earth! I'm so blessed to have met such loving soul! I do not know what I would do without her!!

Written by M.A. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 10 months

Great person always enjoy speaking with her. Always feel better

Written by W.I. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

LaKisha Erwin has been very flexible with my busy schedule and has offered expert advice in my counseling. Every time we finished a session she gave me lots of things to consider and think about that I hadn't brought to mind. I see myself as a very objective individual that can see things from other points of views and yet she was still able to provide me a perspective I hadn't considered. I would gladly recommend her to anyone.

Written by A.M. on Jan 22, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far LaKisha has been so kind, an amazing listener, full of knowledge and super motivating. My favorite part is that she gives homework! Believe it or not it is so helpful. She truly helps take the steps towards healing. She’s has truly been a blessing in this hard time in my life.

Written by P.H. on Jan 21, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks

LaKisha is an amazing counselor. She really listens, understands and puts in as much time as she can. She’s very inquisitive, intelligent, but most of all she’s very warm and makes you feel like no matter what you are going through that you have someone there that will be open, honest and encouraging. She knows when to be tough and still empathetic, everything you could ask for in a therapist. I highly recommend her!!

Written by M.A. on Jan 18, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks

I absolutely love her as my therapist. She has helped me significantly since I started 3 weeks ago.

Written by J.E. on Jan 18, 2019 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks

So far LaKisha has been great. She challenges me but also supports me. I feel like she really helps me to try and understand my feelings and behaviors in a different way to help me try to move forward with my issues. I love that we pray together and that what the Bible says is part of our discussions but it's not just throwing scripture at me and saying figure it out. I am so glad I have begun counseling with LaKisha and look forward to more sessions with her to help me through my issues.

Written by K.R. on Dec 28, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

LaKisha is amazing! It feels really comfortable to talk to her and after the sessions we’ve had, it’s so clear how much wisdom and knowledge she has on people and relationships. After trying traditional therapy, both me and my husband like this method a lot! Having the sessions in the message center also really helps when processing certain ideas and feelings. In traditional in-person therapy, I sometimes felt like it was easy to forget the advice the therapist gave a few days later, but with the messaging sessions you can actually go back to it and reread it, which for us helps. This is our first time doing couple’s therapy together and we really like how well LaKisha is at balancing time with both partners and helping both of us understand each other, while still feeling validated / understood in our own feelings. We definitely feel very lucky to have been matched right away to a counselor who is such a great fit!

Written by B.R. on Dec 20, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

LaKisha is amazing. She listens to me carefully, and gives me insight and advice I can apply to real scenarios. I saw a change in my behavior and outlook on life after just a couple of sessions.

Written by R.O. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lakisha is very thorough and thoughtful with her counseling, and she always lends suggestions as to how to help my circumstances. I am very grateful for her support in times when I feel like nothing is right. Thank you.

Written by L.I. on Nov 14, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 week on issues concerning relationship

First - LaKisha has been absolutely wonderful. Me and my partner both agree that she has been the best we have ever had (we have both done conventional counseling with different therapists). She is very present and directs your thoughts to the right issues while staying objective and compassionate.
This is also the most affective counseling system I have ever experienced. The fact that it is online has many benefits, such as:
1. Chatroom - you and your counselor will have a assigned chatroom only for you. This allows you to have ongoing counseling every day as you answer counselor's questions and write down your thoughts daily. The work does not only happen once a week going to the doctor's office and then forgetting about it for the rest of the week. This is daily counseling, very affective!
2. Live Sessions - you can schedule live sessions as well with your counselor to "meet up" and discuss face to face over video chat. This is no different than going to conventional therapy, expect for you are in the comfort of your home and perhaps feel more comfortable as well.
3. Worksheets and homework - during the course of the counseling you also get homework to do and worksheets to fill out which are very helpful. None of the other therapists have ever provided things like that to us, so we think this is great.
I was hesitant to do online counseling at first, but we are both now so impressed with the system and we love it! Excited to continue our progress with LaKisha :)

Written by C.H. on Oct 26, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 5 months

LaKisha is very knowledgeable and incorporates prayer and scriptures into every phone session. She is a good listener and always give sound advice.

Written by D.A. on Sep 21, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks

LaKisha has been wonderful! It's only been a few sessions, but I am thankful for how she's helped me process so much that I have never stopped to consider. Excited to keep working with her.

Written by E.V. on Aug 11, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 months

Lakisha has been a true blessing from God! She is truly led by spirit and has helped me grow tremendously with her knowledge, wisdom, prayer, and kindness! She gives me the tools I need to work on myself both psychologically and spiritually.

Written by J.E. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 4 months

I've been working with LaKisha for over three months now and I've come a long way thanks to her. She listens and understands me in a way that I really needed. She does a great job of making me see situations from different perspectives. She always leaves me thinking more deeply and feeling confident. Our "chats" have gotten me through some very rough days and I'm grateful to know that she is always in my corner. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone!

Written by N.E. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

LaKisha has been so understanding and kind in helping me grow as a person. She responds in a timely manner and I feel that she cares about me.

Written by B.E. on Jul 02, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

At a loss for words trying to describe how amazing my counselor is. I've spent time with other counselors and have never felt so comfortable opening up to her. She was definitely sent to me by God to help me!

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, parenting, and career

I think Mrs. Erwin is the best she listen to you fair and square and stays neutral not taking any one person side, but helping you get to the bottom of the actual problem she listen no judgement makes you feel extremely comfortable. So I never felt left without help she is the absolute best

Written by T.O. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I love Lakisha! She's professional, very smart, and sooooo easy to work with. She's great with communication. Best counseling experience I've ever had.

Written by T.H. on May 16, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and grief

This is such a convenient way to communicate and receive assistance. And Lakisha does a great job.

Written by L.I. on May 05, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

I have grown so much through my sessions with Lakisha. Her insights and "homework" has been a comfort and stepping stones toward my goals.

Written by J.E. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 1 month

I am so thankful for my counselor Lakisha. She is God sent and I’m very happy with the work we are doing and my progress that I’ve made. She is down to earth and yet God uses her in such a way to speak.

Written by S.C. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I love this entire process and it is helping me in my life and relationship.

Written by A.L. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 2 weeks

Lakisha is an amazing help! She is exactly what I needed: sensitive to my issues and tough enough to push me to do better. She was sent by God. In the midst of my crazy world she is helping me take life one step at a time and puck myself up. I love the peace I get from reading her advice and words. Thank you!!

Written by H.O. on Feb 28, 2018 after counseling with LaKisha for 3 weeks

She had helped me already so much in the short time we’ve worked together. I can’t wait to continue to grow with her help.