Katesha, is originally from Largo, MD. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of Virginia, and Colorado. Katesha is also a Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) provider. Katesha provides clinical services to Virginia and Colorado residents via telemental health services. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at NC State University, and later went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree with a Clinical Concentration at Norfolk State University.
Katesha is also a Special Needs mother of two, and proudly advocates for children who have Autism and ADHD. She is a former Navy Brat, a former Navy Spouse, Domestic Violence Survivor, an Advocate for Male Sexual Assault Survivors, and a Single Mother. Katesha chose to provide services via telemental health, because she loves being a stay-at-home mother and a mental health therapist. Katesha likes to describe herself as a “systems girl.” One of her favorite theoretical frameworks is, Bowen’s Family Systems Theory. Which she often employs in her work with families. Katesha also has a background in child development, human services, and criminology. With these combined with a love for law and public policy, and a passion for mental health, she can’t help but to create solutions for problems she sees within her communities. This is one thing that led her to the creation of Village Mindset, LLC
Katesha created Village Mindset to address the behavioral, and mental health challenges that individuals face while attempting to raise families with limited resources, and no social support system. Growing up in a step-military family, and her first marriage being a step-military family, Katesha learned that home is where you make it. Family conflict can be trauma-based, complex, and family is not always defined by blood relatives. During her time in graduate school, and during her clinical residencies, she had the pleasure of working with all types of families from various cultural, and religious backgrounds. Katesha observed mothers, and fathers struggling with unemployment and career changes, finding adequate childcare, as well as co-parenting and legal concerns. She took pride in being apart of their support system during major periods of high stress levels. Katesha enjoys working with couples, and loves to help them set the foundation for their new family. Katesha believes that families are the cornerstone of society. It has been noted that mental and behavioral health issues can be linked back to our families and childhoods. So, why not focus on families? Families rock!
Katesha specializes in working with single parents as well. There is a lot of research on single family households, however no one address the absence of one’s family members. No one holds “The Village” accountable for their role within the family system. The saying is “It takes a village to raise a child.” So, folks…where are the villages? This is the question that Katesha had, that led her to create virtual resources to meet the needs in her communities. When a primary caregiver is left to raise children without the support of the other biological parent, family, or friends, she wanted them to have another resource to turn to for support Village Mindset, LLC.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Board-Certified TeleMental Health
Virginia LCSW # 0904010149
Colorado LCSW # CSW. 09925840
CCE BC-TMH # 995