20 Years Exp
20 Years Exp
Hello, I’m Keshia Slack-Ingram and I’m Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has 20 years of experience partnering with adults and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. I have completed my Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology at Hampton University, my Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling at South University and am in the process of completing my PHD in advance human studies.
I once worked with a client for about six-eight months who struggled enormously with stress, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts. Through our work together, she was able to face her insecurities, triggers and fears, adapt viable coping skills and regain control of her anxiety
Though every person’s situation is unique, I generally approach the counseling process from a Psychodynamic, person centered and reality based framework to help my clients understand their underlying, subconscious motivations for their actions, both positive and negative.
My first session is usually a brainstorming session. I strive to allow the client to express their wants and needs then collaboratively work together to create a plan for advancement. It’s important that my clients understand that counseling is a process that can work for them, so we’ll spend time tackling a specific issue.
It important for my clients to know they are not alone, damage or broken but instead are survivor who are cultivating their own happiness and lives. I am a people person and believe it important for everyone to feel seen and heard. Its my goal to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. Its my objective to help you achieve balance mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
My counseling style is reality-based, authentic, integrative, holistic, supportive, genuine, kind, compassionate, perceptive, and curious. My approach combines humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am focused on the here and now and I want to know what is important to you and how we can move you towards your mental wellness goals. It’s my goal to establish a warm and caring relationship with you to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. It's my objective to help you achieve balance mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, and emotionally focused approaches to therapy, always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, military, and geriatric populations in individual and couples therapy sessions. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, social anxiety, mood disorders, and psychosis. While I do work in a general way with all ages and a variety of groups, my focus population is on African American women.