Meet Our Therapists

Barbara Wald LCSW-R


Howard University, 2010
Masters in Social Work

Eastern University, 2004
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology


DC License – LC50080196
MD License – 25855
VA License – 0904011637

Nekia White

LCSW, Founder of Thrive Counseling & Consulting

Hi, I’m Nekia White, founder of Thrive Counseling & Consulting. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years of experience serving people trying to change and improve their lives, I am passionate about creating a safe space for you to share your concerns, fears, and challenges. You will find care, compassion, and a non-judgmental response that will validate your experience, while empowering you to improve your life. This is what I offer to everyone who I work with.

You’re not alone on this journey.

My practice only provides online therapy with a focus in addictions and mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. My counseling style is warm, down to earth, and interactive. I use a variety of therapy modalities that include person centered therapy, motivational therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I’m licensed to service clients in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and/or are interested in scheduling an appointment. I look forward to working with you!

Let us help you too. Learn more about our services below.

“During my first session with Nekia, I immediately felt at ease to discuss issues that had been bothering me for years. I was nervous I wouldn’t know how to open up, but she immediately provided an environment in which I could discuss anything. She asked great questions that helped me reflect and was also able to frame things in a way that allowed me to be more compassionate toward my personal growth experience. I would highly recommend her.”