Latoya is a native of Birmingham, Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She later made Atlanta, Georgia her home and obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. During the course of her graduate program, she had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples in both collegiate and private practice settings.
Working collaboratively with her clients, Latoya strives to help them to discover, accept, and appreciate their authentic selves; living intentionally, fully, and with purpose. Latoya is passionate about helping couples maintain healthy relationships and in helping to restore those relationships that are broken. She also aspires to reduce the stigma of engaging in mental health practices in minority communities.
Latoya counsels with an integrative approach to address the varying personalities, needs, and goals of her clients. Her areas of focus include:
Individuals: anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, life transitions, purposeful living, spirituality, racial and cultural issues, boundary setting, self-esteem, launching adults, work/balance
College Students: first generation, non-traditional, adjustment issues, personal values development
Women-Specific Issues: life transitions and motherhood, work/life balance, reproductive issues
Couples: dating, pre-marital, marriage, communication issues, role expectations, reconciliation
Latoya is a member of the American Counseling Association and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. She is also a National Certified Counselor.