Keisha Henry is a board-Licensed Clinical Social worker, a psychotherapist who has been practicing for the past 15+ years in Palm Beach County, Florida. Keisha’s work spans various settings ranging from hospitals to government and nonprofits. These settings have allowed Keisha the opportunity to work with a variety of populations in rural and metropolitan areas. Most of her work focused on working with women, adolescents, and teen girls who are survivors of childhood and adulthood traumas. This focus is reminiscent of Keisha’s experiences.
A native of Jamaica, West Indies, Keisha spent most of her formative years being raised around a diverse culture; yet one that placed preeminence on male dominance. Additionally, children’s emotional or psychological needs were either misunderstood or ill-defined.
Keisha understands these missteps, which transcend geographical boundaries, stem many issues, particularly for women and children who are exposed to traumatic experiences resulting in anxiety, depression, and limited quality of life.
Having observed these missteps early in her life and in her work has cultivated and shaped Keisha’s passion and commitment to a person-centered approach. Keisha believes in a person-centered approach! Recognizing that the “whole-person” matters bring relevance to other aspects of a person’s life that affect one’s overall well-being. Clients value this approach as one that preserves the integrity, builds trust, understanding, and empowerment.
Having worked with women, adolescents, and teenage girls, the primary issue is the negative view of self-affecting this “whole-person.” This shows up in being depressed, anxious, and negative sensations in the body. All of which results in a poor quality of life in all contexts stemming from disorders such as:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Keisha has treated women with the above disorders learning about direct outcomes and impacts. These impacts affect the lives of these individuals in their ability to create and maintain healthy relationships Of which, are indicated in poor parent-child relationships, poor interpersonal and intimate relationships as well as accepting verbal and physical violence from partners.
Being privileged to work with women and girls, Keisha has seen many lives transformed given the commitment to their “self-work.” This self-work is supported with evidenced-based techniques. Keisha has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Recent Trauma Episode Protocol, Group Trauma Episode Protocol, and S.T.E.P (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) for Parent Education. These are trauma-informed care practices are effective in bringing about recovery and stabilization.
These supports and interventions help women and girls to understand how and why they arrange to continue negative behaviors. With this understanding, women and girls are able to do the following:
- Decrease or eliminate anxiety and depressive symptoms
- Reshape their identity
- Reauthor their story
- Create and maintain appropriate role and boundaries
- Establish and maintain healthy relationships
- Cultivate Intentions for their lives
Learn more about Keisha on her website.
- Member of National Association of Social Workers
- EMDR International Association
- Association of Play Therapy