Lakiesha Russell is a native of Milwaukee, WI born and raised. She is a lover of God, mother of 2, Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker, Social Emotional Learning Coach, leader and mental health consultant. She has a strong desire to continue raising awareness of mental health and therapy while breaking down the stigmas within the minority community. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Mary College in Psychology/Behavioral Science and received her master’s degree from Mount Mary University in Community Counseling. Lakiesha has always had a passion for serving the community especially amongst the children. Her first job was at the Boys and Girls Club where she was a PAL Assistant for 5-8 year olds and she loved every bit of it. From there Lakiesha realized that she knew she would be working with children and their families in some way within the community.
Lakiesha has worked within the Milwaukee community over 10 years in multiple roles that allowed her to advocate for the mental and behavioral concerns of children and adults, providing case management services, family, couples, group and individual counseling. Lakiesha has also had the opportunity to educate professionals on cultural competency issues and mental health issues.
Lakiesha is a prominent Child and Family Therapist who specializes with working with individuals, especially children who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and behavioral challenges. Lakiesha has had the opportunity to present to audiences on stress and coping, cultural competency, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma Informed Care, Melanin and therapy, just to name a few.
Lakiesha is an interactive, solution focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding she works with each person to help them build on their strengths to attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science/Psychology (BS) - Mount Mart College
Master of Science in Community Counseling (MS) - Mount Mary University
License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Professional Counselor 6098-125 (Wisconsin)