SPOTLIGHT THERAPIST: LATOSHA HAYWOOD
Latosha Haywood is a therapist intern, studying to obtain her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University. Prospective Clients, feel free to call her Tosha!
In her experience as a first responder, she is attuned to your needs as she is an excellent active listener. While Latosha has a passion for offering the support to others that they deserve and may have never had, she is also skilled at guiding you to listen to yourself and make decisions from a heart space. Latosha has worked in social services for over 15 years and she is so excited to support her chosen populations in new ways!
Latosha has a clinical interest in working with the following populations:
🔸 Those navigating queer identities (LGBTQ+)
🔸 Those struggling with chronic pain
🔸 Relationship Therapy
🔸 Black, POC
& so much more!
Work with Latosha for discounted prices without receiving discounted quality therapy. Latosha can also accept BCBSIL PPO plans. Book the support that you deserve and experience transformative healing while learning new coping skills.
Book your complimentary consultation with her below!
MEET TOLAYA GEREDINE
Tolaya is our founding therapist, a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. She has been in the mental health field since 2012, licensed as a therapist since 2016. Tolaya is able to provide an array of services. However some of her specialties may speak directly to you, see below:
"I specialize in dealing with black men and women dealing with anxiety, depression, codependency, self-esteem issues, and family of origin issues. I can help you process your spirituality, no matter what it is (or isn't) in a safe, non-judgmental space, and support you in leaning into uncomfortable feelings so that you may work through them and find the peace that you deserve. I go as deep with you as you take me in our therapy sessions.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, & Re-processing), which works well for reprocessing negative beliefs to help you store traumatic memories in your brain in a more functional way.
I am also trained in providing therapy to those dealing with perinatal mental health, EMDR can be used here as well. I can support you through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, & postpartum. I am also a yoga enthusiast & I find that many people find healing in getting out of their heads and into the rest of their bodies. I have been known to utilize yoga poses in session, only when people are comfortable of course!
Just know that wherever you are on your life's journey, you don't have to live unfavorably in any way.
My approach in supporting you begins with learning about your present, exploring your past, & I use what I've learned about you to help you enter the future you desire with an enhanced self-awareness & new skills for life's challenges. I have special insights for black men & women, people of color, professionals, entrepreneurs, those struggling with imposter syndrome, perinatal mental health (men & women), and my LGBTQ+ family.
I am committed to using my clinical expertise, along with my humanity, to support, validate, & gently challenge you to disconnect from things/ideas that no longer serve you.
Regardless of the stage of life you are in, or the setting that presents you with the most challenges, let's get you to a space where you are living your life with intentionality & feeling great!"