Mount Mary Meet-Up, February 23
Making Space for YOU with Lakiesha Russell

With so many demands on our mind, body and time, creating a space for yourself can feel like quite the challenge. Whether responding to late-night emails, helping children with homework or trying to find time to catch-up with friends and loved ones, the stress and pressure can build up quickly.

lakiesha-russell.jpgLakiesha Russell, M.S., LPC ’10, ’13 is here to offer some help. Lakiesha specializes in trauma-informed care and counseling of women, children and families, but her scope spans much broader. As the weekly guest expert on Spectrum News 1’s “Wisconsin’s Mental Health Mondays” series, Lakiesha offers viewers across the state techniques and advice related to practicing good mental wellness. Her passion for care and drive to help patients “leave the chair better than when you came,” has caught the attention of nationwide news outlets such as CBS, NBC and the Huffington Post. Lakiesha practices what she preaches, as a “Mompreneur” of two, she will help participants to find that balance between parenting and personal care, while also sharing tips and insights about how to best support children who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or other stress.

Participants will walk away feeling empowered to put themselves first, to focus on self-care and mental wellness, and will be better equipped to support those around them who may be experiencing similar challenges. Mental health matters, and so do you!

Thursday, February 23, 2023
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting – link will be shared with registrants the week of the event
$5 registration


To learn more about Lakiesha’s work, and her counseling and consulting agency, The Evolving Chair, visit

Mount Mary had the privilege of honoring Lakiesha in 2020 as the winner of the Tower Award, bestowed upon outstanding alums within 15 years of graduation. We are thrilled to continue to showcase her many talents and contributions!


Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations via email, or phone (414) 930-3025.