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Lakisha R. Austin
LICSW, MBA, MSW
Also Known As Coach LA!
Coach LA has over 20 years of experience helping people reach their full potential. She earned both a master's degree in business and clinical social work. She has acquired her license in clinical social work, and certificates in Urban Leadership, life, and business coaching!
Overall, my experience in working with Lakisha has been invaluable. I am learning to be comfortable in my skin and accept whom God created me to be. I now also have a variety of tools to tackle challenges that may arise. I do believe that our meeting was God-ordained and I am truly thankful for all the encouragement, support, and counsel she has given me.
Recently, I took part in her Ladies Lounge women’s group (my second time). Over eight weeks, I met with this group of women. We engaged in a variety of activities and shared fears, challenges, and victories.
Mostly what I gained from this group was encouragement and inspiration to go through the process of growth, to be vulnerable and to connect with individuals in ways that I had not done before. All in all, participating in this group was a great experience.
Through therapy, I have come a long way, though there is still work to be done. I discovered how deeply I desired approval from people. Anxiety had always made me fearful of what others might think of me.
That thinking is now changing. I am less concerned with what others think of me. I am learning to value myself and to discover and present my authentic self in personal interactions. I am also encouraged to do things I could not imagine doing before. Over a month ago, I exercised this understanding when I addressed over 100 students for a presentation.
I was on a mission to find a therapist and was blessed to have met with Lakisha Austin after 4 previous consultations with other professionals. In the first session she immediately explained how there will be times I would love her and there will be times that I won’t like what she tells me. I loved the honesty and realness.
I must say it has been very accurate. She has shown me my patterns and have provided phenomenal resources to continue on my life journey, where ever it may lead. She has taught me how to call out my patterns as well. In my sessions with Lakisha I can completely be myself and not have a mask on or filter of how I’m feeling. This was one of the greatest decisions I’ve made.
I am so grateful for Lakisha! She has truly been a blessing in disguise. I struggled with the thought of engaging in therapy, but when I bumped into Lakisha’s profile, I immediately knew she was the one. Working with Lakisha has truly been transformational, she is present in every session and as a client, I felt like she cared.
She created a space of comfort in where I was able to fully trust her, and boy did she put me to WORK! Lakisha allowed me to face my childhood trauma, anxiety, lack of confidence, relational issues, etc. Lakisha’s advice tends to percolate over time. She is an amazing listener and does not sugar coat anything she will challenge what you say, encourage you to really look deep within yourself. Lakisha has been an instrumental part of my growth and I will forever be grateful for her.
Disclaimer- Names and photos have been changed to protect the client's identity
Sessions Start January 2023
Are you tired of being a people pleaser?
Are you ready to bet on self?
Be Honest- Take Inventory of your Energy Drainers
Develop A Self Care Plan
Plan to address at least 3-to 5 of your identified Energy Drainers
Enlist An Accountability Partner
A friend, a co-worker, Life Coach /Therapist) to share your self-plan with.
Interested in Life Coaching? Looking for a therapist? Book your session with Coach LA today!
Benefits of Coaching
Clarity about what you want, why you want it and how you can get it.
Bridging the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
Strategies and techniques which facilitate you to reach your goal faster.
Overcome obstacles, low confidence, and insecurities.
Explore and evaluate all possible options available.
Dedicated time, support, encouragement and motivation.
Remember Life Coaching is an investment in yourself and it will benefit your entire life.
Self-Care is obtaining and Maintaining Good Finances.
Self-Care is building wealth
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