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Dr. Lataya Hawkins, LCSW

Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working as therapist and leader in the Army. I have a PhD in Social Work from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas @ Austin. My areas of research are moral injury and moral distress.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including grief/loss, relationship, family, and parenting challenges, adjustment challenges, and trauma with a special focus on combat related trauma, PTSD and moral injury . My counseling style is interactive and warm. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important component in the therapeutic relationship. I will always be respectful, compassionate, and honest. Our sessions will be focused around your needs and goals.

I consider myself a strength based, solution focused therapist. I have been trained in other treatment modalities as well to include EMDR, CBT, ART, and CPT.

It takes internal strength to ask for help. I would love the opportunity to help you figure out what will make your life better and more fulfilling. I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination

Services offered

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License information

TX LCSW 34994


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Lataya Hawkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr Hawkins is an excellent therapist who is very experienced and compassionate. Highly recommended

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Lataya for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Extremely efficient smart therapist. My life has gotten so much healthier since I’ve started therapy with her.

Written on Apr 25, 2024 after therapy with Lataya for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

So lovely and relatable, and has a wonderful way of getting to the point and helping me to unpack it without pushing, but also without shying away … every session is productive. That’s why I’m back, only for her! ☺️

Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Lataya for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

A lot can happen in 12 weeks when you muster up the courage to give counselling a try. I will always be grateful for the patient, gentle, compassionate, sassy, over qualified therapist from Texas, who changed the trajectory of my family’s story, forever.

Written on Mar 07, 2023 after therapy with Lataya for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

Before Lataya, I was working with another therapist and I never felt like she truly got me or understood the situation. I was struggling with confidence. Lataya makes me feel heard and respected and has helped me regain confidence in myself so I can speak my mind even around strong personalities and highly-opinionated people. Each session, I can tell she really cares and she always gives valuable insights that I apply to my situation.

Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Lataya for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Lataya was always very thoughtful and kind with her advice. I always came away from my sessions with a sense of calm and some good advice on how to coupe. I appreciate her and recommend her to others.

Written on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Lataya for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders