407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Keneesha Lloyd

Keneesha Lloyd MS, LMHC, SUDP, NCC

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Nationally Board Certified Counselor
  • Substance Use Dependency Professional
  • EFT (Certification Track)

Population Specialty

  • Adults
  • Couples

Treatment Specialty

    • Relationship Issues
    • Young Adults
    • Racial Identity
    • Life Transition
    • Addiction

Specialty Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

Groups

Population Ally

  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Mood Disorders

About Keneesha

Keneesha earned a masters degree in Counselor Education, emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors degree in Psychology both from Eastern Washington University. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health counselor and Substance Use Dependency Professional has earned designation as a National Board Certified Counselor.

Keneesha specializes in working with individuals and couples from a Humanistic-Attachment approach that embodies the safety of a unconditional, safe and empathic relationship. Keneesha uses various evidenced-based practices, such as Emotionally-Focused therapy, to improve the overall quality of life for clients.

Keneesha's areas of specialty are:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Divorce (going through or post divorce)
  • Drug Abuse (in recovery or affected by addition)
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Infidelity
  • Marital or Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress

A Message from Keneesha

I practice with an Attachment theory that serves as a solid foundation for understanding the development of unhelpful coping strategies and the underlying dynamics of a person’s emotional difficulties. I help to change ineffective coping strategies and understand how past experiences with primary attachment figures or significant others have shaped attachment strategies and how these strategies initially work to protect them but later can contribute to their experiences of distress such as anxiety, depression, shame, etc.

As a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, I believe the philosophy that relationships are at the core of human experience. My therapeutic relationship with clients takes precedence in my therapy. I utilize empathic responsiveness collaboration and authenticity and place emphasis on providing a safe environment to identify and process a range of emotions and the interpersonal impact of these emotions. Having a safe environment allows for individuals to maximize their potential. The therapeutic alliance serves as a surrogate secure bond allowing individuals to feel safe enough to be vulnerable to identify and carry out changes in their lives knowing they have support and unconditional positive regard in therapy.