Wakita Barksdale

(MPA, MA, LPC)
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About Me

Hi,
My name is Wakita D. Barksdale and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of South Carolina. My professional experience includes Human Services, Non-Profit Management, and Higher Education. My life experiences have provided me with an unique perspective as I have been both professionally ambitious and a stay at home mother. I am both a "Preacher's kid" and the wife of a Pastor. I am passionate about helping those who are in supportive roles to leaders.

My expertise and passion is assisting individuals with building new support systems and developing new patterns of behavior to increase self-sufficiency. I enjoy working with women who are in transformational stages in their lives, helping them to clarify their purposes and move forward.

My belief system is that we have the potential to grow and change throughout our lives. This ongoing change can create hardships in our relationships. It is my desire to work with individuals and couples who are looking to heal and restore relationships. It is my personal belief is that while the old relationship may not be reconcilable, something new and better can be developed through hard work and understanding.

I have established myself as a compassionate, empathetic and firm counselor. I am grateful for the opportunity to do this work and my genuine concern for the well being of my clients is apparent in every interaction. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, trauma informed, and solution focused. I have experience working with people who experience trauma, conduct disorders and other significant mental health issues. I enjoy connecting with all types of people, therefore enhancing my ability to facilitate a journey to wellness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7871 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 4 months

Thanks for your help with our issues. I know it has been challenging at times to try to sort out the complexity of our issues.

Written by P.H. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Wakita for 2 weeks

Wakita is a woman of faith and she doesn't judge. She has provided tools for me to help me be a better me. I can honestly say that her guidance and support has help me manage my day to day and I have been able to contact her whenever, knowing that I would get great advice. Wakita really listens, the best therapy I've ever had.