Hello, I am Dr. Keisha C. White. I am the founder, director, and supervising Clinical and School Psychologist of KCW Psychological Services. I earned my bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, double majoring in Dance and Psychology. I trained as a psychologist in New Jersey, New York City, and California. I obtained a Master of Educational Psychology at Montclair State University, School Psychology Professional Diploma from Fordham University, and my Doctorate in School Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University.
I completed an APA accredited internship at Pacific Clinics and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at both Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. I have also completed training at the UCLA Arts and Healing: Social Emotional Arts program. I have worked in hospital (inpatient and residential), college psychological services, outpatient clinics, as well as community, school, and home-based settings.
As an African American woman growing up in multicultural and ethnically diverse communities, I understand the interrelated impact of diverse cultures, individual differences, and environmental contexts on the development and worldviews of individuals. I recognize the importance yet challenges with having multifaceted identities (e.g., race, age, sexual identity, religion, socio-economic status, education, personal interests…etc) and remaining “true to self,” while engaging in mainstream culture.
With this knowledge, I continue to instill in my clients (as well as myself) the importance of maintaining mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness practices, as well as, feelings of HOPE, self-acceptance, and the understanding that the experiences I have had and the choices I have made are not finite and do not solely define my identity. My clients and I are both “agents of change,” constantly progressing, and continuously developing through this journey called life.
“I AM YOU, I SEE YOU, I CARE”
I integrate a variety of therapeutic/treatment techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) , Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, as well as Expressive and Creative Arts interventions (e.g., Dance/Movement, Art, Music, Story Telling, Journaling ...etc).
I currently provide therapy to clients who identify as members of BIPOC (e.g., Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander...etc), LGBTQIA2-S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit), and other marginalized and underrepresented communities in the mental health space who reside (or have resided) in the following places and surrounding areas:
California | Los Angeles, Inglewood, Compton, Long Beach, View Park-Windsor Hills, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, Ladera Heights, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, West Chester, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Moreno Valley, San Diego, East Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Clara, San Jose, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Elk Grove, Stockton, Brentwood, Natomas, Vallejo, Stanford, Haywood, Davis.
New York City & State | Manhattan, The Bronx, Westchester, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Hillcrest, Uniondale, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Monticello, Albany.
New Jersey | Bergen County, Teaneck, Englewood, Montclair, Ridgewood, Fort Lee, Essex County, Newark, Union County, Hoboken, Jersey City, South Orange, West Orange, Cherry Hill, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Piscataway, Westfield, Roselle, South Plainfield, Maplewood, Harrison, Avenel, Bergenfield, Hackensack, Franklin Park, Franklin, Woodbridge, Trenton, Ewing, Hillsborough.
Maryland | Mitchellville, Fort Washington, Kettering, Woodmore, Friendly. Lake Arbor, Prince George County, Bowie, Brentwood, Capitol Heights, College Park, Silver Spring, Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Laural, University Park, Upper Marlboro, Baltimore.
My colleagues and I look forward to servicing clients in additional states in the near future.