Providing teletherapy to Maryland and Washington, DC residents only. Not taking clients at this time.
Latasha Hewitt, LMSW
I work with adults and adolescents (15-30 years old) who have experiences with sadness, uncontrollable worry, cultural/immigrant experiences and related issues, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts, irritability, difficulty adjusting to expected and unexpected change, longstanding shame, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, frequent discontent, life transitions, and stress. I also work with those who just want a place to "talk" generally about any and everything! I use developmentally appropriate techniques to help each client identify negative or restricting feelings and the connected triggers by developing coping skills to resolve undesired thoughts, behavioral and emotional patterns related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder and more. My clients are those looking to understand and eliminate or decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder.
Together, we will work through your challenges and collaborate to provide you with skills and techniques to respond appropriately to current and future stress and distress related to life, work, relationships, school and more. No two people are the same and neither is their therapy. Using a collaborative process, we will build a flexible and dynamic plan to meet your unique and individual needs. This process will incorporate elements from various treatment orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength Based frameworks. Your therapeutic plan will be as unique as your fingerprints. I also prioritize decolonizing mental healthcare by incorporating culturally-affirming practices that honor each clients identity. We will build a plan with you, for you.
I support clients in identifying, implementing and adapting culturally appropriate skills, strategies and interventions that can be utilized effectively in real-life situations. My clients learn to manage or overcome feelings of uncertainty, worry, panic, helplessness, sadness as well as conflict, low-self esteem, impulsive and unhelpful coping techniques like eating and shopping, difficult relationships, trauma and more. Using a non-judgmental approach, I seek to help clients understand the cause of their symptoms and their unique response to stress. Additionally, I challenge my clients to break unproductive and stress inducing thought and behavioral patterns in order to produce positive outcomes and change in their therapeutic journey. Let's unlearn, relearn, grow, and heal - together.
With warmth, humor and a direct style, I help individuals find their own strengths, understand their challenges with compassion, and use this knowledge to improve behaviors, mood, cognition, school, career, relationships and daily activities.
I received my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. I am certified by the Maryland and the District of Columbia Board of Social Workers to provide clinical diagnosis, treatment, and assessment under clinical supervision.