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Kiesha McGaugh was born in Yokosuka, Japan and raised in Pittsburg, CA with her 13 brothers and sisters. Kiesha received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento and her Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, East Bay.
Kiesha has spent the last 8 years passionately devoted to learning new and innovative behavior coaching techiniques and interventions in order to empower and motivate severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents, homeless dual diagnosed transitionally aged youth, and developmentally disabled adults in supporting living. Kiesha was inspired to make a difference and be an advocate for others at an early age after seeing many of her own family and friends suffer due to not having the proper supports in place to thrive and be successful despite their circumstances.
Kiesha has a unique and effective way of quickly identifying the needs of her clients and building a healthy and positive rapport based on her motto “Advocate and Empower others to make positive change”. Kiesha believes in meeting her clients where they are and building upon their strengths in order to collectively identify realistic and acheiveable goals for her clients and their families.
Kiesha initially came to Independence Behavioral Coaching as a Professional seeking to make difference in the East Valley for the many families that are struggling to help their children.
Kiesha enjoys spending time with her family and friends.