Dr. Kawanna Ward, DCC, LCSW, CSAC, CSOTP, RPT-S


About Me

With more than 25 years providing professional mental health children, adolescents, adults and families, I am passionate about the overall stability of children, adults and families, and I am committed to providing effective, evidenced based treatment services to underserved populations. I am a Certified Clinical Supervisor with National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S), trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and a Certified NADA AcuDetox Specialist. My education includes a Bachelor of Art (BA) in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University, Master of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Doctor of Christian Counseling (DCC) from Christian Leadership University.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a proud member of the Suffolk Rotary, Portsmouth Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a Board Member of the Suffolk YMCA, and an active philanthropist in my community. I am the Founder/Executive Director of Blakey Weaver, and the CEO/Senior Clinical Director of Providence Psychological Services, Inc.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale