Shaakira  Ford
Vetted

Shaakira Ford

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Doctor of Social Work, DSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Minnesota, Georgia Accepting Online
Updated February 17, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Life coaching
  • Women's issues
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Dr. Shaakira Ford is a licensed mental health provider with over 17 years of clinical experience supporting individuals in creating authentic lives. Dr. Ford earned a bachelor's in social sciences from University of Alabama-Birmingham, a master's in clinical social work from Loyola University Chicago, and a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from Aurora University. Dr. Ford is passionate about collaborating with clients in not only planting seeds toward goals, but also dedicated to insuring goals bloom.


Message to clients

Creating and fulfilling a sense of purpose leads to a life that blooms with possibility. Walking that path alone can be a challenge. Allow me to join you in cultivation of the life you envision.


Specialties

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Shaakira Ford is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $125
  • Couples sessions: $250 (90min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Minnesota)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon After 5:30 pm
  • Tue After 5:30 pm
  • Wed After 5: 30 pm
  • Thu After 5:30 pm
  • Fri After 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 5pm
  • Sun 9 am - 5pm

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon After 5:30 pm
  • Tue After 5:30 pm
  • Wed After 5:30 pm
  • Thu After 5:30 pm
  • Fri After 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 5pm
  • Sun 9 am - 5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years


Aurora University , Doctor of Clinical Social Work, 2020
Loyola University Chicago , Master of Clinical Social Work , 2005
University of Alabma-Birmingham , Bachelor of Social Sciences , 1998


Licensure

Minnesota: 30718

Georgia: CSW006444


Languages

English


Publications