LaToya Wells, LPC, CSOTP

~ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS~ Online – Wednesdays (daytime) – Contact Direct to Schedule (info below)

LaToya is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an approved clinical supervisor, and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider in Virginia. She is passionate about seeing transformation in the hearts and minds of others as they regain hope and their struggles become their steppingstones into a new way of living.

Clinical Focus Areas 

LaToya works online with individuals aged 16 and up, as well as couples. She supports clients seeking assistance with areas such as: porn addiction, sexually harmful behaviors, anxiety, premarital counseling, relationship issues, stress management, life transitions, young adult life, military life, trauma support, grief/loss, women’s issues, and self-esteem.

Counseling Approach

LaToya utilizes a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques mixed with Person Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing skills to identify triggers, create healthy boundaries for relationships, and learn coping strategies to regain self- confidence.  Additionally, she can provide Christian Counseling upon request.

Professional Philosophy       

From LaToya’s perspective: “Tough situations become bearable when you realize you are not alone. Challenges become more manageable when you see there is hope for a better tomorrow. Everyone is recovering from something and I believe that by partnering with me, you will feel validated, encouraged, and confident that you can recover from whatever issues you face.”

If this resonates with you and you feel ready to try out this process with LaToya, you can connect with her directly below to find out more and get started.

Professional Experience

LaToya has over seven years of varied counseling experience to include individual, group, family, and couples therapy. She enjoyed the privilege of serving teen boys and their families as Clinical Manager at a group home, providing clinical care to youth and families across Hampton Roads through intensive in-home services.  She later gained more counseling experience as an outpatient therapist at multiple practices.

Educational Background

LaToya earned her B.S. in Psychology from Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. She completed her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. She also has additional education in Clinical Supervision and specific training to work with Sex Offenders.

Fun Facts About LaToya

  • LaToya loves God, traveling, whether in the US or abroad, discovering new restaurants, and creating music.
  • She also really enjoys quality time with her family, leading worship sets, and attending wedding receptions – for the dance party and good food!
  • Her favorite place in the world is the beach.
  • Her favorite color is blue.
  • Her favorite music performers include Mali Music, Jonathan McReynolds, Jazmine Sullivan, and Fantasia.
  • The background you see in LaToya’s photo is from our office “The Shore” here at Free Spirit.

 

Contact LaToya directly to schedule a consultation or appointment at latoya@freespiritonline.org or 757-219-2885.

 

**SPECIAL NOTE on Insurance – LaToya is in network with Aetna, Anthem BCBS, Cigna/Evernorth, Sentara Health Plans (formerly Optima/VA Premier), Optum/UBH/UHS, and Tricare; processing with Aetna Better Health and Molina.