Dr. Laklieshia Izzard’s Journey in Mental Health Advocacy


The DisabiliTEA with Anjel Burgess, Episode 32

In this episode of The DisabiliTEA, Anjel Burgess interviews Dr. Laklieshia Izzard, Founder & CEO of Shekinah Counseling, a highly experienced clinical psychologist, licensed counselor, and author. With over 15 years of experience in higher education and counseling, Dr. Izzard is deeply involved in mental health advocacy, serving on the board of NAMI Georgia.

Tune in to the episode to hear about:

  • Diverse Background: Dr. Laklieshia Izzard reflects on her diverse educational background, which has enriched her perspective on scientific research and academia.
  • Overcoming Challenges: She goes over experiences and sheds light on the importance of resilience and determination in overcoming obstacles, making her a role model for aspiring scientists from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Mental Health Awareness: During the interview, Dr. Izzard emphasized the significance of mental health in academic and professional settings. She shared insights into her own struggles and advocated for destigmatizing discussions about mental health issues.
  • Black Men and Their Mental Health Needs: The specific needs of this population and how Dr. Izzard came to advocate for and work with them.
  • Prioritizing Self-Care: Dr. Izzard underscored the importance of self-care amidst demanding academic and professional commitments. She discussed her strategies for maintaining balance and well-being.

Learn more about Dr. Laklieshia Izzard: 

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Check out Dr. Izzard’s book, Faith Inspiration Coping Tools: For Adults and Adolescents: https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Inspiration-Coping-Tools-Adolescents/dp/1537541951

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