Meet you Online Therapist

I’m Kisha, Owner, and Online Therapist of the Optimistic Counseling Practice!

It can be terrifying talking about what you're dealing with. Everyone expects you to be on top of it all the time. Regardless of if you have school, work, or a family to take care of. With all your tasks and responsibilities piling up, taking care of yourself seems impossible. Hey sis, I get it. Millennials have a unique experience in today’s world. Between student loans, kids, dating, and working, it can feel like you’re drowning. Some of us have to live with our parents, in order to save for a house. The looming reality that at the same age they were already married and raising a whole family continues to bounce around in our head! 

And let’s not forget the ultimate workforce catch 22, “Sorry, we’re looking for someone with 15 years
experience for this job, even though you’re only 30 years old”. Listen, life happens and we’ve all been there. Adulting is hard and sometimes, you just feel stuck. I’m here to serve. My passion is helping you when you feel unmotivated, lost, overwhelmed, or your self-esteem is being tested.

As your online therapist in Houston, Texas, I am going to be real with you. Life is hard and not always straightforward, but taking that step to say " hey I need some help" is a bold and brave move. High achievers struggle to ask for help, I am one, I understand where you are coming from, but beginning therapy can help you get a better handle on your life. Just as I will be authentic with you, I encourage you to show up as your authentic self as well.


Who Am I?

I am Kisha Walwyn-Duquesnay, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor at the Optimistic Counseling Practice in Houston, Texas, and owner of

I love to work with career professionals feeling stuck in their current jobs, women who are working a side hustle while working full-time, and working professionals who are ready to pursue their business full time. Additionally, since I enjoy working with high achievers and women, I recognize that there is a strong need for women of color to get support in relationship therapy for singles, anxiety treatment, and depression treatment. I know you're the strong black woman and you're reaching for the stars, but you too may be dealing with anxiety and depression. We all need support in some capacity, which is why I am here to help singles, women of color, business owners, and more who are dealing with feeling stuck because of depression, and anxiety, or low self-esteem.













This is What Online Therapy in Houston, TX is Not...

  • As your online therapist in Texas, I am not here to fix you.

  • I will not solve your problems with a magic fix, change takes time.

  • Also, I am not here to tell you what to do, you know what you need best.

What Can I Expect While Working with You?

While in therapy in Houston, TX, I will teach you that being strong doesn’t mean suffering in silence. Or that you have to do everything yourself. Being strong means knowing when to ask for help, when to delegate tasks, and even when to say no. Together in therapy, we will work together to get your power back.

In therapy, I am your guide and support. We will collaborate on what path makes sense for you to take as you navigate change and healing. The answers are ultimately within you. I am here to help you trust that intuition and talk through strategies that make sense for your focus and goals. 


Professional Background and Training


I graduated from the University Of Mary Hardin Baylor, with an M.A. in Counseling, and from the University Of North Texas, with a B.A in Sociology and a double minor in psychology and counseling.

I have 10 years of experience in the mental health industry, including female empowerment, psychiatric facilities, ER psychiatric assessments, military families, latency, teens, adults, case management, managed care, and utilization review.

A Fun Fact About Me!

I am a first-generation Caribbean, born in Houston, Texas. My mother is American, from Houston, Texas. My father was born in St. Kitts and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Online Therapy Specialities

Relationship Therapy for Singles 

  • Tired of not feeling heard and dealing with situationships.

  • You're getting out of a long-term relationship and you're struggling to get back on the dating scene.

  • You have gotten out of a toxic relationship and need help learning to love yourself again before pursuing a new relationship.


Career Support for Professionals 

  • You're struggling to feel heard or valued at work.

  • Perhaps you're wanting to learn how to balance a full-time job and aside hustle.

  • Or you're struggling to gain the confidence to go into your business full time.

Anxiety Treatment 

  • Despite everything you're doing, you feel like you're behind in life. 

  • Everyone around you is getting married, starting a family, or moving on in their career.  

  • You're unsure of your purpose which leaves you feeling empty

  • Or you're feeling stress, anxious, and you spend most of your time overthinking the next steps.


Depression Treatment

  • You wouldn't categorize life as bad right now, you're just feeling lost.

  • You're used to being a high achiever, but burnout is constantly holding you back.

  • Negative thoughts are haunting you telling you you're worthless, behind, and anxious constantly.

  • You want to enjoy life again, but you just don't have the energy or focus to be involved in activities you once loved.


Final Thoughts on Online Therapy

We all need some support in life no matter who we are. Having a consistent support network in this stage of life helps us to feel a bit more focused and in control when we have people in our corner. Maybe you're struggling to develop this or you've never had this in your life. I am here as your online therapist to provide this support for you. Yes, we are strong women, strong women of color, high achievers, business owners, and we too struggle with mental health issues. If you need guidance, I am here to help you discover the answers from within. We will work to understand your path and develop a plan that helps you focus and thrive with your goals in mind. 

Begin Online Therapy in Houston, TX or Statewide Today!

Everyone needs support, so why not begin therapy with an online therapist in Houston, who understands your unique needs. We are strong, but asking for help is also a sign of strength. Whenever you're ready to speak with me, I am here to walk alongside your mental health journey at Optimistic Counseling. Follow these simple steps to get started:


  1. Contact Optimistic Counseling   

  2. Meet with Kisha, your online therapist 

  3. Begin receiving the support you need!​

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