LeKeisha Dawkins, LCSW, CASAC, SAP
In life we are often faced with obstacles that challenge our energy, will-power, psychological and most importantly our emotional well-being. Here at Journey to Pathways, we offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore various areas of your life without judgement. I believe in starting with you and your understanding of your presenting issues, thereafter working collaboratively through your emotional pain and/or discomfort. I utilize an eclectic style
I utilize an eclectic style of treatment, drawing on various aspects of interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, developmental and family systems theories to design an approach to treatment that works best for each individual or family and their particular concerns. My area of expertise is in providing therapy to clients who manifest a wide range of problems related to their anxiety, anger, mood disorders, addictions, substance use disorders, especially individuals with dual diagnosis. As an Employee Assistance Specialist, I also treat individuals suffering with job-related and personal stressors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field of human Service for 19 yrs. embracing various roles from line staff Clinician to Administration. I have experience in providing psychotherapy treating individuals and in group settings. I earned a Master degree in Social Work from New York University. I trained at Yeshiva University for SIFI, mentoring and providing Clinical Supervision to several Social Workers, CASAC’s and Mental Health Counselors to meet their internship requirements. I completed Post-Graduate studies in Applied Behavior. I have also trained at the Williamson Alanson White Institute, Intensive Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis Program.
I have a CASAC certification as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. As an OASAS NYS Impaired Driver Evaluator I conduct assessments for individuals who acquired a DWI/DUI and connect them to resources as needed. Lastly, I am a Substance Abuse Professional trained to evaluate workers in violation of the U. S. Department of transportation drug and alcohol program regulations.