Dr. Keisha White
Dr. White earned her Bachelor Degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, double majoring in Dance and Psychology. Dr. White trained as psychologist in New Jersey, New York City, and California completing her Masters of Educational Psychology at Montclair State University, her School Psychology Professional Diploma from Fordham University, and her Doctorate in School Clinical Child Psychology at Pace University.
Her work has focused on helping individuals with anxiety, trauma, depression, special-education assessment, Individual Education Plans (IEP), and fostercare/adoption therapy.
Dr. White has worked in hospital (inpatient and residential), college psychological services, outpatient clinics, as well as, school and home-based settings.
Dr. White obtained her pre and post-doctoral internship and fellowship training in California completing her pre-doctoral internship at Pacific Clinics in Monrovia Ca, her post-doctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH). Dr. White is currently a licensed psychologist in California, a Nationally Registered Health Service Psychologist, and has a Limited Permit in New York working under Dr. Laracuenta.
As an African American woman growing up in multicultural and ethnically diverse communities (in New Jersey and New York), Dr. White understands the interrelated impact of diverse cultures, individual differences, and environmental contexts on the development and worldviews of individuals. She recognizes 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, Dr. White continues to instill in herself (as well as her clients) 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 she has had and the choices she has made are not finite and do not solely define her identity. She and her clients are both “agents of change,” constantly progressing, and continuously developing through this journey called life.