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Dr. Shaakira Ford LCSW, LICSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Dr. Shaakira Ford Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Learn more about my:





Black/African American

Group Identities




Relationship Issues



General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Race & Cultural Identity

Caregiver stress & support

College & graduate student issues


First Session$125
Marriage & Couples Counseling$250
Individual Therapy$125

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Feminist Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia



  • Georgia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW006444
  • Minnesota, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 30718


Aurora University, Associate of Applied Arts, Clinical Social Work, 2020

Loyola University Chicago, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, 2005

University of Alabama-Birmingham, Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, 1998

Work History

Dr. Shaakira Ford is a licensed mental health provider with over 18 years of 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.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Shaakira Ford, LCSW, LICSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shaakira Ford, LCSW, LICSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shaakira Ford accepting new clients?

Yes, Shaakira Ford is accepting new clients for online therapy in Georgia and Minnesota.

Does Shaakira Ford accept insurance?

No, Shaakira Ford does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Shaakira Ford offer?

Shaakira Ford offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Shaakira Ford offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Georgia and Minnesota can book Shaakira Ford for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Shaakira Ford offer online therapy?

Yes, Shaakira Ford offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Georgia and Minnesota.

How quickly can I see Shaakira Ford?

Shaakira Ford typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shaakira Ford speak?

Shaakira Ford conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shaakira Ford online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shaakira Ford online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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