La'Toya C. Thomas is a native of Vicksburg, Ms. La'Toya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi and Texas. She attended THEE Jackson State University, where she obtained her BSW degree in 2003. She went on to attend Syracuse University, where she obtained her MSW degree in 2004. La'Toya is an experienced clincian with 20 years of experience. La'Toya is experienced with various treatment modalities but loves using the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. La Toya has worked in various fields of social work, including mental health, gerontology, substance abuse, hospice and home health settings. Innovative, passionate, optimistic and motivated are just a few words that describe La Toya. La Toya is a young lady who displays a sense of ambition and determination when it comes to performing any task that is given to her. Being dedicated is an understatement. La' Toya takes being on time and available very serious. La Toya is an encourager and loves being an advocate for all. La Toya attributes her success to her Creator and aims to complete the work that He has purposed her to do. La Toya believes that life is about having a healthy balance: spiritually, mentally, financially and physically, La' Toya's hobbies include reading, journaling, singing, crafting and planning.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
When clients enter into a collaborative therapeutic relationship with me, they will gain a sense of understanding and will begin to put the pieces of their puzzle together. Clients will obtain insight, self-awareness and understanding that will lead to power, purpose and peace.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I am experienced with using various treatment modalities, but I love using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy techniques. The tools that I utilize in therapy are psychoeducation, short but necessary homework assignments/readings and therapeutic materials/cards that address a myriad of symptoms.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is that I am a problem solver. I am passionate about the work that I do. I am transparent. I am resilient. I am caring. I am dependable and do not believe in wasting time. I am determined and focused. My spirituality/faith is the core of my being.