I am LaTeshia, a Mental Health Professional who specializes in Substance Use Disorder Treatment. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA where I majored in Sociology; and my Masters of Science degree at Longwood University, majoring in Community & College Counseling. I began my career in Substance Use treatment in 2004 while working as a treatment provider at a residential Substance Use program. It was there that I gained a love for helping provide hope, strength, and the belief in a better life for those struggling with Substance Use Disorders.
Since then I have utilized my skills as a treatment provider in Community Service Boards and Correctional Institutions in the state of Virginia over the past 16 years. I am credentialed as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and am nearing the completion of the Licensed Professional Counselor process. I am also certified as an Emergency Services Clinician by the Commonwealth of Virginia. I utilize a range of therapeutic approaches in my service delivery but rely heavily on CBT, MI, Mindfulness, DBT, and Gestalt techniques. So if you or a loved one is ready to put in the work that it takes to achieve a successful recovery from the disease of addiction, I am here to help you break free of the cycle of addiction and its negative effects on the family system.
Education and Credentials:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP)
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Master of Science in Community Counseling, Longwood University
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, St. Paul’s College
16 + years of experience in the field
Outpatient Therapy Services
VA CSAC Supervision
Mental Health Consulting