About Me

As a skilled and experienced professional counselor, I have provided counseling services for the past 20 years. I have worked as an in-home therapist, school-based counselor and provided many other services to individuals and families. I have worked as a youth advocate, mental health counselor, group therapist for batters and provided emergency consultation for emergency room doctors. I have 20 years of working with teenagers and helping them and parents to understand the adolescent years, problem solve and identify effective skills to help them deal effectively with current life challenges. I have worked as a Gate Keeper Trainer to help reduce the amount of suicide across the state. I have received training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) through the Medical University of SC and I am listed on their referral website through Project BEST. I have received training in evidence-based practices to include Rational Living therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My counseling practice exists to serve individuals and families who struggle with life issues and are seeking emotional and psychological well being. I am committed to doing so by providing professional counseling services to help individuals and families live a healthier life using evidence based practices. I'll work with client’s who experience depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, challenges with parenting skills, abuse, ADHD, adolescent challenges, difficulties with anger management, domestic violence, stress, and other behavioral concerns. I work with clients to problem solve and identify effective coping skills. It will be a privilege to be able to serve individuals as they progress to a healthier emotional and psychological well being.

Congratulations on taking the first step in a therapeutic relationship. It takes courage to take the first step and seek counseling. I look forward to establishing a working relationship with you. I appreciate your time and I welcome you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #4976 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Latoya Simmons. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by J.O. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Latoya for 2 weeks

She was very friendly and easy to talk to.

Written by E.V. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Latoya for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, grief, and sleeping disorders

Very professional. She has made my transition to a new therapist as painless as possible.

Written by F.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Latoya for 4 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Great listener and very respectful. Made me comfortable talking about my past. Provided very helpful exercises that would be of use even after therapy.

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