Hello! I am Lashunda Watkins, LCSW, owner of L Watkins Mental Health & Wellness, PLLC. As a professional, Black woman who also identifies as a Christian, wife, mother and daughter, I understand the complexity involved in trying to “hold everything together.” I understand how complicated it is to maintain work-life/home-life balance (i.e., finding time for the spouse and kids while also trying to further career goals and manage to fit in time for self-care). I am all too familiar with struggling to remain empowered in situations in which individuals as well as complex systems seek to oppress you. Additionally, having been single for many years prior to getting married, I am aware of the diverse challenges involved in dating while also juggling a professional career and/or graduate school.
Life can be complicated, but it can also be fulfilling and wonderful via finding balance and purpose. My desire to stand in the gap and aid in the restoration of those who feel unseen, unheard, misunderstood and perhaps even unloved is part of my God given purpose in life. Moreover, I have discovered that the combination of my identity, life experience and professional experience along with discovering balance in my own life has allowed me to develop a unique skill set that equips me with the ability to provide effective, empathic and individualized, psychological care to individuals in diverse states and stages in life.
I treat a number of mental health issues (including depression, anxiety and trauma). I am looking forward to guiding you on your journey of finding balance, hope, empowerment and healing.
Our focus is to help individuals become aware of their inner strengths and resources while also equipping them with coping tools to not only manage life's challenges but overcome them. We achieve this via one-on-one therapy sessions utilizing an eclectic treatment approach and interventions based on diverse types of therapy to include (CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, Strengths Based, EMDR and more). We also provide a customized, individual, treatment plan. Through the provision of a neutral, safe space, individuals are able to feel seen, heard and understood.
If you are willing to do the work, we promise to be there to support you on your healing journey. Our goal is to help you find balance, grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to becoming the best version of you in your life.