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Latesha Edmerson

Latesha Edmerson


21 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Maryland (LCPC). I have over 20 years in the mental health field/substance abuse field. I have worked in various settings and have a wealth of knowledge in both areas. I help youth, adolescents, young adults, and adults with unlocking their true best selves! I will embark upon your journey with you, as your guide to optimal mental wellness.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we will work on our introductions and do some rapport building. We will discuss the challenges you are currently facing that are bringing you to therapy. Lastly, we will begin to structure a treatment plan that will serve as a blueprint for our future sessions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Having worked in the field for over 20 years, there is not much I have not encountered. This has allowed me to be able to build rapport quickly and to ascertain the root cause of the individual's challenges. I utilize humor (appropriately) and my relatability to assist me in making my client's feel comfortable in this process. Counseling is truly my life's work, so I take it very seriously! I want to help my clients in any way I can, so I do go the extra mile!

About Latesha Edmerson

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I use CBT to help clients learn how to reframe and cognitively restructure their thoughts. We do this to begin to look at negative thought patterns and how they influence our behavior. I also use guided discovery to help me look at the client's viewpoint.

Person-centered (Rogerian)

I have used this approach for many years. It allows me to act as a sounding board for my client and to walk alongside them on their journey. The client is the expert on their difficulties, and I provide a non-judgmental space, in which for them to grow.

Motivational Interviewing

I have used this approach for the majority of the years that I have done substance abuse counseling. I work on expressing empathy while in sessions, help clients develop discrepancy, and work on rolling with resistance. I use open-ended questions to work on learning more about the client. I do affirmations, reflective listening, and summary reflections to help facilitate in this process.