An Entrepreneur, Philanthropist Extraordinaire, Motivational Speaker, Teacher, Counselor, Author, Trainer, and thought leader, her trove of accomplishments is as big as her heart.
Dr. Zakevia Lewis-Kendrick has dedicated her life to helping others improve theirs through, Education, Insight, and Change.
Zakevia is an experienced Board Member, Mental Health Professional and Entrepreneur. Zakevia is a visionary leader with over 15 years’ experience as an educator, counselor, and clinical therapist. Zakevia is very passionate about empowering individuals, families, and communities to live spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy lives. As a family therapist, she can integrate her knowledge of education and mental health issues to help families’ problem-solve, overcome personal issues, and work toward positive home and school experiences. Zakevia also counsels’ adults who are experiencing life transitions, mood disorders, grief and loss, or psychological and spiritual problems. Her clients include those who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, communication, and/or life skills.
Zakevia is employed at the Medical University of South Carolina, Governmental Affairs as a Program Manager for Violence Prevention, and a professor at Limestone College, Social Work Department. Zakevia is also known for assisting not-for-profit organizations in revamping their programs and services as well as spearheading profitable growth and horning in on their core competencies. Zakevia is a highly strategic and results-focused executive, who loves tackling tough problems women face in the workplace and challenging issues that force others to shrink, and she does so with an uncommonly high level of persistence and commitment based on her years of training experience. Zakevia have a knack for making meaningful connections with audiences and an insatiable appetite for helping others maximize their potential, Zakevia knows how to rock a platform, connect with a crowd, and provide training so that others can be inspired to be a better version of themselves not matter what life has served them.
Internationally known as a passionate advocate for sustainability, and environmental and social justice, she's also a diligent, results-driven leader who continues to demonstrate success, while developing and managing programs that drive impact and change lives. Her background includes extensive expertise in conflict resolution, change management, recruiting, retention, and strategic planning. She also works tirelessly to build long-term, trusting relationships with clients and families to provide quality, ongoing care, while consistently analyzing data to drive decision making to implement improvements and successful solutions.
Zakevia is also the owner of Divine Intervention Professional Counseling Service; where she inspires, motivates, and encourages individuals to be their "Best Self." She has established a foundation in her son's honor called the Jeremiah Henry Kendrick Memorial Foundation and serves her community in many different capacities one being Jeremiah's Journey an Adopt-A-Highway Initiative, in Goose Creek, as well as providing scholarships to individuals who have Sickle Cell Disease and are pursuing a Higher Education.
Dr. Zakevia received her professional training from Argosy University where she earned her Doctoral degree (Ed.D.) in Pastoral Community Counseling/Counseling Psychology, her MSW (master’s degree in social work) from the University of South Carolina, and her BSW (bachelor’s degree in social work) from Limestone College. Zakevia is a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner in the state of South Carolina, Licensed Clinical Social Work-Associate, Certified Life Coach, and a Certified Adoption Investigator.