Marriage and Family Therapist
Latalia provides individual, couple, and family therapy to adolescents and adults. Her areas of clinical interest include issues of identity in adolescence and adulthood, life stage transitions, sexual concerns and intimacy, financial concerns, living with medical illness, anxiety, depression, communication problems, and conflict. Latalia is an LGBTQ-affirming therapist and is committed to understanding the cultural contexts in which her clients live.
Latalia uses an integrative and systemic framework in her therapy with a client-centered, strengths-based focus. She draws from a variety of methodologies and empirically-supported treatments to help each client system meet their needs and goals. She provides a warm, empathetic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment and believes that change in therapy comes once a supportive client-therapist relationship has been established. Latalia focuses on helping her clients gain insight and make positive changes in their lives by working collaboratively with them in reaching their goals while respecting their expertise of their own lives. She feels it is a privilege to work alongside her clients as they engage in the brave, challenging, and rewarding journey of therapy.
Latalia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literatures. After working in the nonprofit sector, she received a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University, where she trained at the Bette D. Harris Family and Child Clinic located within The Family Institute.
Latalia is a certified facilitator in the Prepare/Enrich program, which provides a structured assessment to premarital and married couples who wish to strengthen their relationship in therapy.