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LaKeisha Manigo, LSW

is a Licensed Social Worker who completed her clinical training at Rutgers University in 2014. After graduating, she continued to expand her clinical palette, by completing the Child and Adolescent Advocacy program at Montclair State University in 2020. She is also a Certified School Social Worker.

LaKeisha has over ten years of case management experience, working for New Jersey’s Department of

Children and Families. As a case manager, LaKeisha advocated and allocated services for adolescents

and their families that experienced challenges in the following areas: poverty, immigration, mental

health disorders, and substance abuse.She also worked as an In-Home therapist for Project 99 and a clinician at Tri-City Peoples Behavioral Health Clinic. At these two agencies, LaKeisha worked with children, adolescents, and adults between the ages of 10 and 23. She takes a client-centered approach including insight and feedback from parents and other stakeholders i.e., teachers, medical professionals, and other service providers.

As a Clinician, LaKeisha has experience treating Conduct disorders, ADHD, Complex Trauma, Anger Management, Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Anxiety, Depression, and Crisis Intervention. Her

therapeutic modalities include Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. LaKeisha also applies concepts from the Nurtured Heart Approach and the Youth Thrive Framework with her clients.

LaKeisha is a compassionate social worker. She is a dedicated advocate with a solid background working on a wide array of family and systemic issues. She prides herself on being an “out-of-the-box thinker” offering solutions rooted in evidence-based interventions that are helpful to all of her clients. She is confident in her abilities to assist clients in establishing and achieving therapeutic goals.

                                              This therapist only provides virtual counseling at this time. 

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