Feeling stuck? alone? vulnerable?
Everyone will feel that they need help at some point in their life. The good new is, there is help for those that reach out for it.
I am a woman of color who has worked as a Professional Counselor for more than 9 years. I have worked with youth, adults, couples, and parents in my professional career addressing issues ranging from mental health, family conflict, parenting, grief, abuse/trauma, and more. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is the foundation to a good therapeutic outcome. I currently work within an acute hospital setting providing therapeutic treatment to clients that struggle with severe mental health disorders. I have also worked in an outpatient setting providing therapeutic treatment to clients with less severe concerns.
I firmly believe that you are your own expert and whatever is preventing you from reaching your full potential can be addressed and resolved with some support from a professional counselor. I take a holistic approach which means every aspect of you must align for you to be the best person you can be in all aspects of your life. Each one of us has the ability within us to reach self actualization; however, the roadblocks we face may be different. I look forward to working with you as you remove these roadblocks and move forward towards achieving the goals and aspirations you have for yourself.
The decision to enter into counseling is never taken lightly and can in itself cause anxiety. You may be hesitant and experience self-doubt. I would encourage you to consider such a decision as the first step to a new beginning towards a better life. Shall we begin?
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #P1311109 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
She is a great listener and helps me reach solutions I thought would be impossible. Thank you for showing up for me every week! You're changing my life!
I’ve been working with Lashonda for several months now, and I’ll say that I’ve had more progress with her in those months than I’ve had in the last ten years. I have a laundry list of traumas and symptoms, and yet I’ve never felt more capable of managing and coping with life (without medication) than I have since working with her. I’m extremely introspective and self aware, and so I thought I had done inner work, but I think I had simply spent a lot of time thinking about the inner work. With Lashonda, I’ve faced a lot of uncomfortable parts of myself and learned to hold myself accountable in ways I was never able to before. The results in my life are proving to be worth the cost of Better Help, and more. If anything, I would say it’s underpriced compared to the lifelong fulfilment and tools you gain if willing and ready to combine therapy with doing the work. I only wish everyone could have access to someone like her in their lives… I believe the world would be a different place.
Lashonda is amazing. She is so kind and has the type of personality where you feel like you've known her for years. I feel very comfortable talking to her and she always has a helpful perspective on how I can work through the challenges in my life.
I have had many therapists in the past and Lashonda is undoubtedly the best I have ever had! She is such a compassionate, sweet and kind soul. She made me feel understood and helped me understand myself and my issues more than I could ever have imagined. If I ever use BetterHelp again I would love to work with her again. She is literally sunshine in human form. Thank you so much for everything! I'll miss you!
Lashonda has been helping me for several months now, and I never though I’d be where I am today. She has helped me learn how to process and react to things in a better way that isn’t damaging to myself or others. I’ve learned to not jump to conclusions without first thinking. She has helped me in so many ways I couldn’t even list them all. She’s extremely attentive to what I need mentally and has brighten my life quite a bit. I’m forever thankful for her.
I have been working with Lashonda for seven months and she has made me a more confident and communicative young woman. She's so easy to talk to. She always has a simple and effective way of explaining helpful methods and techniques to better yourself and how you interpret the world around you. I will miss working with her and recommend you do as well!
Thank you for being such a great supporter in my mental health journey. Your empathy and understanding have made me feel heard and filled with the hope that I’m going through is just temporary!
She has great insight and gets it. She can help you retrain how you think and see things
So understanding and empathetic.
I feel heard and understood!
Lashonda is great. She listened to my fears and concerns and was able to help me see where my anxiety was stemming from and how to start accepting my past to better handle my anxiety.
Lashonda has been excellent in helping me to navigate a difficult period of lots of unexpected life-changes for me. She listens, provides thoughtful and meaningful suggestions and advice, in particular with explaining techniques to change mindset, or learn how to navigate away from negative thought-patterns. She provides helpful toolkits and information to continue the work out of sessions. I have really valued our sessions.
She is legit the best and a life saver!
Lashonda very quickly understood and empathised with my situation and needs. She has since beeb working with me using various strategies and techniques to support me and help to move me forward in overcoming certain issues.
Use lets me be me. I can ramble but she actually listens and will stop me with my issues and help me talk to my kids with suggestive talk which is the hardest thing ever. Love her
Understanding and easy to open up to.
Lashonda makes me feel comfortable and empowered to make positive changes for myself
Lashonda is a pleasure to work with. I feel that she genuinely cares and is down to earth.
I love that she listens and understands. Makes suggestions even if it’s not what I want to hear. I do feel better after talking to her
Lashonda is so helpful, supportive and understand. A great listener and really helped me understand how my brain works in order to tackle my concerns.
Lashonda made my first experience with the therapy very easy. I felt comfortable, she was very supportive. She gave me very good and practical advice on how to deal with stressful situations, and she also gave the reasoning behind it which I found to be very insightful. She is very kind, and a good listener, not rushing me and keeping me talk at my own pace.
I absolutely love her goal focusing and helping me to reflect better while encouraging and motivating me. She’s been so wonderful!
Lashonda is a great listener and very responsive to the needs of her clients. She is focused on providing targeted care that will actually help her clients, depending on their unique circumstances, needs, and reasons for counseling. Some counselors want you to fit into their box of what they think counseling should be, but Lashonda meets you where you are and helps you go from there. This sounds simple, but it's really not—it takes great skill and compassion.
In the short time I have been seeing Lashonda she has taught me so much. Much more in two sessions than I have in years of other therapists and counselors. She is wise, kind, and understanding. I will continue to see her!
I felt very comfortable talking with Lashonda Lafayette. I didn’t feel rushed and she let me talk at my own pace .
Lashonda made me feel very comfortable and created a supportive and non judgmental environment. I'd recommend her to anyone needing someone to talk to.
Lashonda is extremely kind and a very good listener. She ends each session with practical tips and steps forward and I’ve found that very empowering. I look forward to sessions with her.
Lashonda has been amazing. This is the first time I have ever been to therapy and I think she is really great at navigating our conversations to help me get to the bottom of concerns I am having. I am very excited to be continuing therapy in the future with Lashonda.