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Latrecia Ford

Latrecia Ford

11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at Wayland Baptist University. Currently, I am working with a consultant to become an EMDR therapist. I believe that this therapy is beneficial to individuals with trauma-related experiences. I specialize in helping individuals with anxiety, ptsd, anger issues, mood disorders, behavioral issues, self-esteem issues, schizophrenia, and depression. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I help individuals, families, and couples identify goals as well as possible solutions to issues that hinder their growth. I believe that my passion for counseling stemmed from my desire to help people at an early age. I have experience working within the community, inpatient treatment centers, and outpatient treatment centers. I have experience working with children and adolescents with autism as well as other disabilities for over seven years. I enjoy giving back to the community as well as helping others live a successful and rewarding life.

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

In our first session which is the intake session we will get to know each other better. It is important for you to be comfortable with me. My goal is to understand the challenges that you face in your life and your expectations for me.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My treatment interventions consist of but are not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, emdr therapy, reality therapy, person-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, rational-emotive therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I use tools such as mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing techniques, activities and/or worksheets.

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

When individuals are battling with depression, anxiety, and ptsd I help them to identify their triggers and ways to cope with them. It is very important to be able to change their thinking so that it improves their mental and emotional health. When an individual is suffering from self-esteem issues I work with them to identify the strengths that they have and help them to become self-aware. When my clients have experience with behavioral issues I help them to identify healthy choices and effective coping strategies that meet their situation. When my clients experience changes in their moods I work with them to identify unhealthy thought and behavior patterns. I help them to identify healthy ways to manage the moods that they experience. I help them to be able to function daily by implementing things such as a schedule and physical outlets.

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