Healing Well Therapy has been serving individuals and families in the city of Richmond since January of 2017, led by its owner Denisha Smith, LPC. Her desire was to develop a therapy practice that had a heart and mission to be a safe place where people are supported and empowered to move forward in life. Our motto is "Healing for your Mind, Body and Spirit", as we believe that healing should be Spirit led, multifaceted and holistic in nature. Healing Well Therapy continues to offer hope and healing for individuals and the community at large.
Denisha Smith, LPC-S, SEP
Denisha has worked with individuals, children and families within the Richmond and surrounding area since 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has specialized training in working with children, adults and families who have experienced various trauma and uses a variety of modalities to include body-based interventions. Denisha has been extensively trained in Somatic Experiencing ™(SE), which is a trauma modality that supports in the gentle release of bound trauma energy from the nervous system.
As a body based therapist, Denisha is able to track nervous system patterning to assist in resolving symptoms of trauma. SE is effective for issues such as anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, ADD, disassociation, early attachment issues, chronic pain or tension, poor boundaries, body awareness to name a few. Additionally, Denisha finds joy in helping those around her to recognize their true identity in Christ. In her work, she is not only influenced by the various advanced trainings that has received, but is most importantly directed by the Holy Spirit.
Nakia Madison, LCSW
Nakia Madison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field for 17 years. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, she has always had a desire to help others. Her work in the human services field has been dedicated to helping people reach their optimal level of living in spite of the circumstances that they face in life. She has worked with adults and youth that present with a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral symptoms and issues. Nakia has facilitated counseling to individuals, groups, and families. Through the use of various treatment modalities, she works to meet clients where they are and help them to develop a greater understanding of what they are facing and develop strategies to assist them with developing healthy ways to address various life experiences.
Nakia is currently in the process of earning her Master of Divinity from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She is a Christian and also implements faith-based components in counseling when clients are receptive. She is very committed to guiding others through processes that will assist them with having the best quality of life that they can achieve. She believes that if someone is able to get a different perspective of their situation, and they believe that they can have a positive outcome, they can accomplish anything.
In her spare time, Nakia enjoys by listening to music, baking, making treats, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Michel'le Stewart, LPC
Does your life feel complicated, or as if you are out of control due to life stressors, relationship concerns, history of trauma, behavioral changes or an inability to manage be your mental health? I am here to help you become more aware of the root causes that can cause uncomfortable feelings while providing you with a toolbox to help you cope and heal. To aid in this process, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which focuses on solving problems and initiating behavioral changes. It is my goal to provide a safe, non judgemental space to help you become or get back to your healthiest self. Are you ready to heal? I am excited to be a part of your journey.
Selena Baker, Resident in Counseling
If life feels overwhelming, and you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger, counseling could offer you growth and healing. I would love to support you. I view the therapeutic process as a partnership that is necessary in making healthy changes to better your life and to help you move forward. It is my goal to help those that I work with to recognize and use their strengths and abilities to conquer their goals.
I am a Resident in Counseling, and a United States Army Veteran. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University and a Master's in Human Service Counseling: Marriage and Family from Liberty University. My professional experience includes working with adults and couples with mental health concerns, issues related to depression, phase of life changes, relationship issues, military life, and anxiety.
Seeking a counselor is courageous and one of the most beneficial things that you can do to help you move toward change. Your life and well-being are extremely important to me. The first step in any healthy relationship is safety, it is my desire to help you feel safe and secure within our therapeutic relationship. My focus is to build a supportive, trusting, non-judgmental environment for therapy; it is the only way we can really do some good work together. I look forward to working with you!
Kawanda Crawley, Resident in Counseling, CSAC-Supervisee
Kawanda has a passion for supporting individuals to find balance and healing in their lives. With a therapy style that is casual, non-judgmental, and supportive, she believes in a collaborative approach and works alongside people to uncover their intuitive knowledge for processing and managing challenging emotions and life transitions. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities including motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based CBT, and others as needed. With the goal of empowering clients to make positive changes. Kawanda believes the most effective treatment is client driven and her role is to provide the tools and support needed throughout the process.
Kawanda's clinical experience ranges from working as an Operations Director of an Opiate treatment center to serving the community with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and mental health fields. Kawanda is a compassionate, patient, dynamic individual with a love of humanity all around her and believes strongly that everyone can overcome adversity, build resiliency, and achieve their goals.
In her free time, she enjoys music, cooking, gardening, hiking, and spending time with family and loved ones. Kawanda received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and her Bachelors in General Studies from Kaplan University.