Kawanna E. Ward


Dr. Kawanna Ward is the esteemed CEO and Senior Clinical Director of Providence Psychological Services, Inc., where she offers professional clinical outpatient mental health services catering to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Holding licenses as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP), and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Ward brings a wealth of expertise to her practice.

Additionally, she is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) affiliated with the Association for Play Therapy, showcasing her dedication to specialized therapeutic approaches. Dr. Ward is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), demonstrating her commitment to staying at the forefront of evidence-based treatments.

Dr. Ward earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University, her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Doctor of Christian Counseling (DCC) from Christian Leadership University. With over 25 years of professional experience, she has been unwavering in her dedication to providing clinical mental health services to diverse populations. Her passion lies in ensuring the overall stability of children, adults, and families, driving her to deliver effective, evidence-based treatment services, especially to underserved communities.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Ward is a Certified Clinical Supervisor recognized by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She extends her expertise by providing clinical supervision to Social Work Supervisees, guiding them toward licensure.

Dr. Ward's commitment to her community, coupled with her extensive experience and diverse skill set, makes her a valuable asset in the field of clinical mental health services.

Our History

Providence Psychological Services, Inc. was founded in May 2012 by CEO and Senior Clinical Director, Dr. Kawanna E. Ward. Since 2012, Providence Psychological Services, Inc. has expanded from a consulting firm, to a full time operating outpatient mental health practice. Providence Psychological Services, Inc is committed to serving residents of Western Tidewater and surrounding areas, and being a positive change agent in our community.

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