LaTrenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Georgia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from North Carolina State University. She earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. LaTrenda is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
She is also board certified in Tele-mental health (BC-TMH). LaTrenda has extensive experience working with couples, helping them improve their connection by learning emotionally-focused communication techniques. She has a passion for helping individuals and couples work through unresolved issues in their relationship and start the process of healing and forgiveness.
LaTrenda has experience working with individuals struggling to heal from childhood sexual trauma and other forms of abuse. She uses EMDR and the Internal Family Systems treatment model to help clients uncover past trauma, shame, hurt, and betrayal. LaTrenda also works with step families, helping them each discover their worth and value in the family, while guiding them through unresolved issues within the family of origin as well.
LaTrenda uses Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She also helps clients uncover faulty core beliefs that could be informing unhealthy behavior, poor choices, and perpetuating unhealthy relationships.
LaTrenda has a warm, friendly, and loving personality. She sees her work as a therapist as an opportunity to serve others. She serves with a person-centered, non-judgmental approach. LaTrenda has been married for 20 years. She has two children and an adorable Westie named Yoshi.