Amaree is feeling hijacked by her emotions.
She’s checked every box for building a successful life; the degree, the marriage, the career. But when she’s emotional, her tongue is wicked.
It’s destroying her relationships, but she doesn’t know how to stop.
Her responsibilities as a mother, partner, and professional never stop piling up. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t seem to get a handle on them. The negative chatter in Amaree’s head is so loud that it gives her a headache and leaves her feeling jumpy and irritable.
It feels so hopeless.
Isaiah is hanging on by a thread.
He’s so fed up with how society criminalizes blackness and constantly reinforces the message that he’s worthless and dispensable. He knows that the stereotypes are lies, but others don’t, and he fears for his safety and that of his kids. Living while black is exhausting.
Isaiah keeps dating the same kind of person: cute, sexy, successful, and a straight-up crazy maker… drama on top of drama. The mood swings, constant arguments, and marathon make-up conversations are wearing him out. He tries to be strong and unbothered because he was taught that’s what a “real man” does. But it’s not working. He falls into the same toxic relationship patterns again and again and doesn’t know how to change.
He wants to reach out for help but is scared of appearing weak.
Geneiva is caught in a grief spiral.
It’s been six months since her mother died, but she still cries herself to sleep every night. She can’t summon the motivation to do anything besides get up, go to work, come home, and get back in bed.
She feels guilty about not having more energy for fun things with her kids, but it’s a rough time for all of them. You’ve heard of the “terrible twos”? Geneiva’s kids are going through the “terrible teens.” They want to argue about everything; homework, phone use, chores. They act out in all sorts of ways and challenge every decision she makes.
On top of it all, their dad makes things worse by breaking commitments, showing up late, and bad-mouthing her every chance he gets. Their divorce was final two years ago, and she’s relieved to be free of the fights and emotional abuse, but she hates how devastating the divorce was for the kids.
She’s not sure any of them can handle another night of (their) eye rolls and slammed doors and (her) quiet tears.
Amaree, Isiah, and Geneiva are clients we’ve helped whose stories and names have been changed to protect their privacy.
THERAPY IS A GAME CHANGER
Therapy saves lives and relationships – period. It’s a true game-changer.
We know this because we are therapists, and we have therapists.
Amaree wants peace. She wants to get her emotions and mental health in check so that she has healthy relationships. She also wants help with her responsibilities but is afraid to ask because she doesn’t want to be seen as needy or vulnerable.
Isaiah knows he’s partly to blame for his string of toxic relationships. The stress of work, parenting, and being a black man hasn’t made him the best partner. Honestly, he’s never seen a healthy relationship, so he’s clueless about how to fix his. Folks have mentioned therapy. But “we” don’t go to therapy – “we” pray, right?
Geneiva wants the happiness she experienced before her loss. She wants to parent amicably with her ex so her kids aren’t in the middle of their fights, can settle into a routine, and successfully transition to college and young adulthood.
Hi, I’m Yeshiva.
And as the founder of K&S Therapeutic Services, Inc., I’m thrilled to welcome you here.
We understand how stressful it is to juggle responsibilities as a professional woman. That’s why we help you, your partners, and your children find balance and peace by providing relief from relationship problems.
Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to helping you identify the thoughts and patterns disrupting your flow and preventing you from the life you want.
In a safe and nonjudgmental space, we’ll partner with you and provide the tools and resources you need to thrive.
A better life and relationship are within reach. Call us now to take the next step.
How We Help You
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Yeshiva is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and owner of K&S Therapeutic Services, Inc. She is passionate about helping working women who feel overwhelmed by all the hats they wear every day: mother, wife, divorcee, chef – I could go on. Yeshiva loves to use humor, music and pop culture to make therapy more approachable and relatable. She is on the Advisory Board of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, a non-profit created by Taraji P. Henson, in honor of her father. She has appeared on the OWN Network’s #LoveGoals, Entertainment Tonight and VH1’s Couples Therapy.
Are you at the intersection of “I’ll never get this documentation in on time” and“ I don’t know if I’m cut out for this job?”
No matter how hard you try, you find yourself two weeks behind on your progress notes. Then, when you sit down to write, you aren’t sure how to make your session billable. You procrastinate until the anxiety of not getting your assessments done on time gives you a headache. You’ve got two treatment plans to create and one in the queue and can’t imagine how you’re going to finish them and meet production numbers.
Has it been so long that you’ve done laundry you’re down to your last pair of clean socks? You’ve been so emotionally exhausted that you haven’t cooked a healthy meal in weeks and the drive through cashier at your local McDonald’s has your name and order memorized.
Hi, I’m Kim. I help Associate and Licensed Therapists ditch stress, self-doubt and poor self-care – and embrace a new way of being a therapist by finding balance and joy in the career you worked so hard to have. I will help you discover ways to have space for the joy and satisfaction that comes with being a therapist – so you remember the reason you became a therapist in the first place.
Do you feel like you are just going through the motions? Have you been on auto-pilot for so long you can’t remember the last time you felt joy or had fun? Maybe you’ve completely neglected yourself. So, when you get home from work you just collapse. You don’t talk or hangout with your family because you have nothing left to give — plus you still have some progress notes to write.
Being rundown and burnt out, has made you discouraged about your future. You doubt if you’ll achieve success and satisfaction working in community mental health and enjoy a full and happy life.
Hello! I’m Jill. I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there. I’m a recovering burnt out, self-neglecting therapist. I don’t want you to stay stuck in that ‘burnout life’ as long as I did. Let me hold space for you to decompress and get the support you need to level-up your clinical skills and restore your well-being. Imagine how it will fee to hold space for clients, provide quality care — and have room for yourself, your family and clinical growth. The career and life you planned is possible. Let’s work together to get you there.
Are you worried that you may not know enough about theories and interventions to help your clients meet their goals? And — the interventions that you did learn in school don’t really resonate with the clients you serve.
I wonder if this rings a bell — you’re in a session, your client makes a statement and you’re like “I have no idea what to do or say next.” You wish you could phone a friend. But that seems a little unprofessional, so you wing it until the session is over.
Do the letters BBS make your eye twitch? 😉 I get it. Making heads or tails of BBS rules and documentation requirements can easily put you in a tailspin because — it’s just a LOT.
Do you fall in the paperwork procrastination trap? You know you need to complete your documentation, but the thought of doing it makes your head spin, so you put it off. And you keep putting it off until it’s been 2 weeks, you’ve seen 35 clients and you have ZERO notes completed.
Are you looking forward to the day when you find the right balance between seeing clients, completing your documentation and taking care of yourself? It can seem like that day will never come, believe me I’ve been there. So I can honestly say, the day is closer than you think. I can show you the way.
Hi, my name is Denise!
When I was an associate, I faced all of the issues above and then some. That’s what makes me so passionate about helping associate therapists like you. I’ll show you how to develop a bag of interventions that you can tweak and tailor to fit a variety of therapeutic situations.
I can also help you break down complicated interventions and topics like boundary setting and thought stopping so your clients understand and use the interventions you teach them when needed.
I’m dedicated to helping associates alleviate the stress that comes with the ‘administrative’ part of therapy by sharing time and organizational skills so all your paperwork will be up to date.
Are you ready to find freedom from the negative chatter in your head? You know the kind — it’s on a constant loop saying you aren’t good enough for that partner or that you shouldn’t start your own business because you’re just going to fail.
Do you need a place to talk about how tough it is being a mixed-raced person? Because if one more person asks “so, what are you, where are you from” (when what they really mean is “why do you look the way you do “), you’re going to scream?
Has someone special in your life died, and even though everyone says “they’re in a better place” and that you should be over it by now, you’re not.
You deserve to have freedom from the anxiety, sadness and grief that come with living this thing we call life. Together we can make that happen.
Hi, my name is Kama! I work with adults and teens who are tired of making unhealthy decisions and missing out on blessings because of overwhelming emotions.
In my sessions I create a light-hearted, safe place where clients feel comfortable kicking back and being real. A place where you can address and resolve what’s holding you back from living an amazing life.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t get your life to turn out the way you envisioned it — whether it’s being a better parent, getting your anxiety under control, or recovering from trauma.
Do you feel STUCK making the same few mistakes over and over on a loop, like getting into unhealthy relationships, putting yourself last, or ignoring your partner or mental health?
After each time, you swear it won’t happen again — but it does. This is out of character and it’s not who you want to be. But you don’t know why you started acting this way and you can’t figure out how to stop.
Maybe you have a teen in your life who has big emotions that they can’t keep under control. It’s causing problems with “errbody” including you. The frustrating part is you can’t get them off their phone long enough to figure out what’s going on.
Did you bring the unhealthy family dynamics from your childhood into your adulthood? A lot of us do and it’s hard to shake, especially when “momma-and-them” are around. To make it worse, when you tell them the drama needs to stop, they blame you.
Life and relationships are hard, but there are ways to make it easier, I can show you how.
Hi, my name is Joseph! I can relate to feeling stuck and confused about how to move forward and do things differently. The person you want to become is within reach! I’d love to help you get there.
You are tired of talking about the same things to family and friends — because they are not getting better and — they are tired of hearing about them. You find yourself having the same problems with different people — partners, kids and colleagues. But you aren’t able to resolve them, you don’t know why and it’s really disrupting your life.
No matter how hard you try, or what changes you make you just can’t find the happiness you know you deserve.
What if you had someone to help you sort things out? To help you see the world through a different lens and help you understand why you do what you do. And how your childhood, family and relationships impact how you live your life today. Someone who makes you feel safe digging into the parts of your life that you’ve kept secret because of embarrassment and shame.
That someone is me. Hi I’m Brittany! Sometimes we need a neutral and non-judgmental person to help us navigate through the bumps and bruises of life. I can help you unpack the toxic, emotional stuff and replace it with happiness, emotional comfort and joy. Together we can rebuild parts of your life, piece by piece, until it looks like the life you’ve always wanted to live.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Nicole is a lover of soccer and mother of two cookie eating boys. She is the Director of Operations at K&S and has almost 20 years’ experience in behavioral health. Nicole manages day–to–day operations and ensures that systems and procedures are carried out properly. Her keen attention to detail is innate and is complimented by a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, where she was a Dean’s Scholar. At USC Nicole learned the ins and outs of social work, mastered social welfare policies and made life-long friends. After USC, Nicole’s career took a few twists. She was a diversion court liaison for clients in a Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Program. She managed fundraising efforts at UC Irvine’s fundraising telethon, where she raised more than a half million dollars, and provided therapy in a private practice setting. Because Nicole has unparalleled administrative and management skills, when her friend from UC Irvine, her undergraduate alma mater, mentioned the need for an administrator at K&S. Nicole jumped at the chance. Now she can be found working from her home office, which is beautifully decorated by her sons’ artwork, skillfully keeping all the balls in the air — and all the Is dotted and Ts crossed.