Shelia Kirksey

(LCSW)

About Me

"Many relationships would be better if both parties reminded themselves they are on the same side." ~ Anonymous

Seeking therapy is rarely an easy task. While this step can be scary, and even unsettling, you have taken the first step in the right direction. Navigating relationship challenges can be overwhelming and leave one or both of you feeling alone or unsure of what's next. In our time together, we will identify and explore the answers you seek. I am here to support you in the next steps of your journey toward healing and reconciliation.

My name is Shelia and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). My clinical experience spans over 15 years, working in outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as, state government and nonprofit sectors. I have worked with clients in addressing various concerns to include: stress/anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma/abuse and LGBTQ related topics. More specifically, I have provided counseling to couples who are looking to reconcile, separate amicably or desire pre-marital counseling.

My therapeutic approach is warm, collaborative, empowering, yet direct and action oriented. I am intentional in tailoring treatment and interventions to meet the unique needs of couples. I believe in providing a safe and nonjudgmental space that is affirming to client's sexual orientation, ethnicity, spiritual beliefs, culture and individuality. Clients describe me as easy to talk to, personable and supportive.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW005267 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LCSW #65978 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Shelia is the best marital counselor we have ever had. She listens and gives us concrete ways to improve our communication. I would highly recommend her.

Written by T.Y. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Sheila has been excellent, she takes the time to listen to my concerns and help me find solutions to resolve what’s going on with me.

Written by D.R. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have been working with Shelia for almost a month now and she's great me and my husband love her. She helps us understand our rights and wrongs and help us work through our issues.

Written by S.Y. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Shelia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Shelia has been very attentive, helpful and articulates herself in a way that we can both relate. I really like her calm energy, compassion and the way she communicates in general. Highly recommend her!