Lakeshia Gilbert, LCPC

Practicing Since: 2008

Issues: divorce/blended family, abuse, communication, trauma / loss, women’s issues

Disorders Served: generalized anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, ADD/ADHD

Special Populations Served: adolescents, adults

About: Lakeshia received her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Loyola University of Maryland.  She worked with students and their families providing individual, family and group counseling and support for seven years before leaving the school system.  Since that time, she has provided counseling services to individual, family and couples within the community as part of an in-home mobile program.  Lakeshia has worked with a variety of children and adults with issues that have affected the emotional, social, vocational and educational areas of their lives.

Lakeshia considers it a privilege to come alongside her clients at times in their lives when they seek help with their mental health and wellness.  From a Christian perspective, it is an honor to be used by the Lord in the lives of clients who desire counseling that provides support and guidance through His spiritual perspective.  To that end, Lakeshia uses a combination of mindfulness, person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, psychoeducation techniques to fit the needs of her clients.

Lakeshia has been married for 10 years and has two children.  She loves to read and bake.  A few of her favorite Bible verses are: Lamentations 3:21-23 “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.  It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.”  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord. Thoughts of peace and not of evil; to give you an expected end.”