Hi, I'm LaShica!
I currently live in Charlotte, NC but I'm originally from Marion, SC. I am married with 2 kids and in my free time I enjoy: lifting weights, playing softball, and running.
I hold a Post- Certificate in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling , Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology and I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of School Counseling. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have over 10 years of experience in counseling adolescents and adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse problems. I have experience working as a School Counselor providing career, academic, social and emotional counseling to students ranging from 4-21 years in age, along with their family. I have worked in group homes providing therapeutic individual and group counseling. I have worked with families providing individual and family counseling in the clinical and home setting.
My approach to therapy comes from an eclectic base with a strong focus on cognitive-behavioral and person centered therapy. I believe that a person should be able to make choices about their future and should be given all available resources to make an informed choice.
I look forward to working with you and your family in the future!!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression
LPC #5488 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LaShica is truly a wonderful human being, complex and extraordinary, truly amazing !!! I feel deeply blessed for being matched with her because she is such a great therapist and a true friend. I profoundly admire her kindness, joyfulness, patience, wisdom and compassion towards me!!!
LaShica is a great counselor who provides a listening ear to my problems, concerns and issues. She responds with helpful ways to have me think about my situation differently and provides tactics to help me make difficult decisions. I recommend her to anyone having family/relationship issues and challenges. She’s the best!
I've only just started working with LaShica and love her already. Talking with her is like talking with a friend - but a friend with major professional expertise who can help me get to where I need to be. I fully recommend working with her.
She is awesome! She listens to me, respects me, and wants you to grow as a person. I appreciate her and am happy to have had her as a counselor.
LaShica has been very helpful. It feels like she’s always available and she helps me put things in perspective.
LaShica was exactly the help my child needed during a crucial time of life. I think it was a great investment in my child's future, and I'm glad we had this opportunity. I can't speak to the counseling directly since my child received it, but I'm confident she's excellent.
LaShica takes time to help me and has helped teach me different coping strategies for my issues. Is very supportive and encouraging and has helped me when I have been rock bottom as well as when I been really in a good place. I can message any time and within a few hours I get a helpful reply. LaShica is very professional but also kind, patient, understanding and friendly.
I had significant conversations with LaShica regarding my subjects of concern and I found her counseling support to be strong. Her advise is very helpful, and helps to clarify my issues. I warmly recommend counseling with LaShica in order to get a real help!
LaShica is absolutely amazing! I have had her as my counselor for a year or so and she has helped me through so much. She is always there when I need to talk and helps me understand what I'm going through and how to deal with it. She is the BEST!
I've just had my first session with LaShica and, while I didn't expect it so soon, I got so much perspective and practicality out of our one session. I appreciated that she affirmed boundaries while giving me some "grounding in reality," and that she helped me to see different options within those boundaries.
Having had a few sets of face-to-face counseling, I started the session with anxiety about "online counseling." But when it was over I felt peaceful and prepared to take my next step. LaShica's such a good counsellor - direct, but not pushy; down to earth; and insightful. I am so grateful!
Great at responding and very understanding, even when I ramble on over and over again about the same things. She offers new ways to look at things and I would highly recommend her for your counseling.
LaShica has been a welcome presence after several years of not-quite-right counselors. Her warm and understanding demeanor, as well as her openness make our sessions feel less like an evaluation and more like a conversation where we explore new concepts and behaviors in a constructive, friendly way. I feel like she has taken the time to understand where I am coming from and challenges me to grow in a positive, attainable way.
LaShica has done a great job being available for needed sessions and responding to messages. She listens first and then asks follow up questions to truly help narrow down the best strategies for the situation. LaShica also checks in on you every few days and I have really appreciated that she cares about helping.
LaShica has been very compassionate and understanding when it comes to hearing about my issues. She checks in on me often and I'll be sure to seek out more help from her when I need in the future.
She has been really great, I appreciate her checking in when she doesn't hear from me. Makes me feel that someone cares about me.
I have been speaking to LaShica for just a couple of weeks but so far so great! I have always been apprehensive about counseling/ therapy and have put it off for many years. Upon our very first conversation, LaShica made me feel very relaxed. The session wasn’t clinical as I had expected, I could relate with her.. she really listened and I was able to be myself. We have a call every week and she checks in on numerous occasions over the week. Again, this has really helped to build rapport and though it’s only been a few weeks - I already feel lighter and things are looking up for me. I would highly recommend!
LaShica has really helped me tackle my issues and gain control of my life again in a short amount of time. Thank you so much!
LaShica has been a tremendous help during a difficult time in my life. I live somewhere with very limited access to mental health professionals, and this has been a wonderful resource for me. Thank you!