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Toni Jones is a professional counselor. She has been in the mental health field since 2013.  Since that time, she has worked in outpatient settings. In that time, she has worked with a variety of populations including children and adults who are dealing with severe and persistent mental illness including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, schizophrenia, as well as attention deficit -hyperactivity disorder. Before pursuing a careen in mental health counseling, Toni worked as a middle school special education teacher in Clayton County School System in Jonesboro, Georgia. She truly enjoyed teaching middle school students and helping them to develop and mature.

She has training in dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, grief therapy, trauma therapy and suicide prevention.

She is a proud graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Mercer University, Atlanta Campus.

She currently lives in Buford, Georgia with her husband, Calvin and her favorite son, Calvin who goes by Max.

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.