Lanika DeShields, LGPC

Lanika DeShields, LGPC

  • Position: Psychotherapist
  • Experience: Children, Adolescents, ADD, ODD, Anxiety
  • Location: 8101 Sandy Spring Road, #224, Laurel, MD 20707
  • Email: info@imaracounseling.com
  • Phone: (240) 581-1500

Meet Lanika

 

Hello!

My name is Lanika, I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with three years of experience in the counseling profession. I have a passion for providing quality counseling services to early childhood, late childhood, and adolescents with mental health/behavioral disorders. I received a Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Bowie State University with a concentration in Eclectic Counseling.

I implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy and Mindfulness Strategies to collaboratively work on goals defined by my clients. I provide a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain self-awareness, and implement healthy strategies to see their lives improve.

I have a plethora of work experience including: Child & Adolescent Rehabilitation Counselor,  School Counselor, and Early Childhood Behavior Therapist. I value honesty, integrity, and open communication within the therapeutic relationship. I truly believe that therapy is beneficial for everyone; however not every therapist is for every client- transparency is key.

I would like to welcome you to join a safe space where I will help you practice self-reflection, develop healthy coping techniques, and improve communication to reach your goals.