LAKISHA Y. BROOKS, LCSW

Over the years, I have provided mental health services in a variety of settings to include therapeutic foster care, school social work, outpatient mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation, private practice and military mental health and family advocacy clinics. I have many years of professional and personal experience with the military. I approach counseling from what is known as an eclectic position, meaning I enjoy working with very diverse groups of individuals utilizing therapy approaches that best suit their needs. However, I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients with identifying the link between their thoughts and feelings and how both affect their behavior and the decisions they make. I also offer faith based counseling. My faith in God and the Bible as well as my education, training and experience is the foundation for my work. I believe that through Christ all things are possible. Therefore, I incorporate God and biblical principles into sessions when and if the client is open to it. However, I do respect those who do not share my beliefs and work with them accordingly. In working with clients, I believe it is important to start where the client is and counseling is approached from an open and non-judgmental perspective. I feel it is important to assist clients with becoming healthier individuals in every area of their lives, to include physical, emotional, and spiritual. I passionately believe that therapy can improve and heal lives and relationships. 

Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8:30am-4:45pm Wed: 8:30am-5:30pm

SERVICES I PROVIDE

 

  • Individual Therapy (ages 4 and up)

 

  • Marital/Couples Therapy

 

  • Family Therapy

 

  • Christian Counseling

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Childhood Disorders

  • Depression/Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety/Stress Management

  • Anger Management Issues

  • Trauma/Abuse Victims/PTSD

  • Military Issues

  • Marital/Relationships/Parenting

  • Blended Family Issues

  • ​Work (occupational)/School Problems

  • Adjustment/Phase of Life Issues

  • Grief/Loss

  • EAP Referrals

  • Christian/Faith Based Counseling

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Years in practice: 15+ Years

 

  • Schools - University of Maryland at Baltimore, Morgan State University

 

  • Years Graduated - 1998, 1997

 

  • License Number - GA CSW004558

FINANCES

 

  • Accepted Payment Method - Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Check

 

  • Accepted Insurance Plans - Most major insurance plans (please contact)




Sessions are 45 minutes

 

I attempt to return calls within 24-48 hours. I typically return calls at the end of the day or in the morning

 

 

*Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 24 hours advanced notice of cancellation. We reserve the right to bill for half of the fee of that appointment if the session is neither cancelled 24 hours in advance, nor kept. It is important to note that insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for cancelled sessions.