Lakeisha received her graduate degree in Clinical Community Counseling with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. Born in culturally diverse Miami, Florida, Lakeisha attended a performing arts middle school, high school, and college, where self-expression was fostered through creative thinking and play. Lakeisha has always had a passion for the study of people and has shaped her professional career around healing through self-reflection, connectedness, and motivating others to step into their purpose.
After receiving her professional counseling license, Lakeisha went on to work with college students as a career counselor. After transitioning from university work, Lakeisha created an intrapsychic and interpersonal relationship group titled ‘Patterns and Choices,’ for individuals focusing on relationship challenges and becoming ‘unstuck’. This then leads to working with individuals in a psycho-educational group focusing on recovering from divorce and separation. Lakeisha went on to work at affirming LGBTQIA identified clients, as well as psychiatrically hospitalized adults with varying diagnoses. Most recently, Lakeisha has enjoyed her time in community mental health working with families and children who have experienced trauma and attachment-related issues.
Throughout Lakeisha’s career, she has witnessed first-hand the human need for acceptance and belonging and has dedicated her life to helping facilitate that connection within oneself and with others. Lakeisha uses a variety of clinical interventions and modalities depending on the client’s needs; however, she is most successful at facilitating growth through the use of play and laughter, as she believes that true joy is the best treatment for the human spirit.
In her free time, Lakeisha is busy taking her own advice by not taking herself too seriously, re-reading her favorite romance novels, binge-watching the Bachelor series, parenting, working as a voice-over artist, dancing like no one’s watching, and being thankful for her incredible family members who love her.
Lakeisha is looking forward to learning, laughing, healing, and growing with her clients at ICP.
Areas of Treatment:
Children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, parenting challenges, pre-marital, and pre-pregnancy issues, divorce and separation issues, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, individuals who have experienced racism, discrimination, or homophobia. Life transitions working with individuals and families including teenagers, adults, single parents, seniors, blended families, stepfamilies, immigrant families, first-generation North Americans, foster and adoptive families.
Utilizing Trauma Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Attachment Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Attachment Regulation and Competency (ARC) framework, Faith-Based Counseling, Play Therapy, Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, as well as Movement Therapy depending on the need.