About Latasha Matthews
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Latasha Matthews, Owner/CEO of IllumiNation Counseling and Coaching, LLC has worked in higher education (adjunct professor at Shorter University since 2014) and corporate America. She has provided in-home community-based therapy, and worked in a variety of private practice settings. She is well-versed in providing individual, couples, family and play therapy techniques. With over twelve years experience as a marriage and family therapist, Latasha uses a Family Systems approach which considers how a particular system impacts an individual person or situation. She also utilizes play therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral modalities, and solution-focused approaches along with a wide variety of other theoretical modalities to meet the needs of each individual client, organization or system she serves. Latasha’s non-directive approach allows her clients to take ownership of their ability to solve problems.
She is excited and humbled to offer those clients who desire a safe, non-judgmental space to utilize their Faith in Christ throughout the therapeutic process. Latasha maintains a private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients in Lawrenceville, GA.
Versatile and multi-talented, articulate and inspiring, she is passionate about providing compassionate, collaborative therapy, insightful coaching, resourceful consulting, and empowering training. Her impactful services have the potential not only to change your experiences but also to change your entire life. She was named Adjunct Professor of the Year 2015 from Shorter University. Latasha has been featured on The Kitchen Radio show and has hosted a variety of calls on relationships, stress and boundary setting.
To Illuminate, inspire and empower youth, individuals, families, communities, and organizations to obtain healthy emotional relationships.
To provide a professional environment filled with transparency, authenticity, and non-judgment.
Illumination was developed and birthed through her thoughts and work with her clients. After meeting with hundreds of clients she realized that at the end of their process, clients would report that their problems or situations were lighter or much easy to understand and bare. Webster's dictionary states that Illumination is a source of light, its bringing clarification and spiritual and intellectual insight to a thing or situation. This process gives her client's hope that they will transcend (go beyond) those dark situations and develop insight and clarity to move forward in the process of life.
More about Latasha Matthews:
*Licensed Professional Counselor
*Certified Anger Management Specialist
*Certified Marriage and Family Therapist
*Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator
(Premarital & Marriage Enrichment Counseling) www.prepare-enrich.com
*Seminar Director- Prepare Enrich (offering training for counselors,
minister's or lay counselor's that seek to provide pre-marital counseling)
*Nouthetic Counseling Certification (Christian/Biblical Counseling)
*Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor
*Certified Professional Life Coach
*Ph.D. candidate, Counselor Education, and Supervision, Argosy University
anticipated graduation date: 2016
*Master of Arts, Professional Counseling, Argosy University
*Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, University of Akron
*Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA)
*American Association of Christian Counselors
*American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Co-Founder- Pieces that Fit, Inc 501(3) charitable organization
Mission: Pieces that Fit is an international nonprofit organization led by children and family advocates to equip individuals and families to live better lives and become change agents in their communities. Our focus is on developing the individual and family through building healthy relationships, cultivating strong academics, broadening cultural awareness, and developing life skills.