Latechia Hester

(LCPC, CRADC, NCC)

About Me

I am an African American female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I started my career in the counseling field in 2001, as a group home counselor for at-risk male youths, homeless young male adults, and their families, where we worked on family reunification, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, job skills, life skills, and independent living. From there I moved more into the substance abuse field working with DUI offenders, court mandated persons ordered to do anger management, and as an interventionist for families, and individuals who struggle with all forms of addiction and co-dependency. Since then, I returned to school to obtain my masters in Clinical Mental Health, during which time I worked with individuals who struggled with family issues, depression, suicide, grief and loss, schizophrenia disorder, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, dually diagnosed individuals, and those with other co-occurring disorders in an outpatient hospital clinic setting. I then furthered my career and obtained a second master's degree in School Counseling, where I enveloped experience in working with students in an inner-city school setting who struggled with body image, depression, suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, ADHD, ADD, OCD, neighborhood trauma, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

My primary therapeutic orientations are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy; however, I strongly believe that it is essential to meet a person "where they are at" and establish a therapeutic alliance using my developed professional skills and eclectic abilities to provide each individual with a therapeutic orientation is necessary to move them toward a place of peace and healing. I believe in the purpose of counseling and I believe that even the most skeptical can become a believer!

METAMORPHOSIS is the process of change into something adult, mature and breathtaking. I would like to think that I've been entrusted by clients to help them transition into living a better life, so that they may spread their wings and fly! My goal is to uplift, empower, teach, and motivate those who struggle to work toward living a healthy and happy lifestyle. My commitment is to provide the best clinical services each person deserves with dignity and respect and there has been no greater pleasure for me other than to be blessed with the opportunities to work with individuals in this field of healing and the transformation of lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180013366 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2021 after counseling with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

She makes me feel seen. I haven’t had many sessions with her but I feel very comfortable with her. I’m looking forward to continuing counseling with her!

Written by Z.O. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best counselor. Hands down

Written by E.M. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Latechia is a wonderful counselor she is very good at making her clients feel validated, heard and giving them real tools on how to approach obstacles they face in their life.

Written by S.H. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Latechia is very easy to talk to! I feel like she genuinely cares and enjoys what she does. She asks questions I’ve never thought about, which I appreciate. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by C.E. on May 31, 2021 after counseling with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Latechia is amazing for 2 very simple reasons. She realizes I need therapy more than me. I come to her when I think yeah today I need it but she's pushing for more. 2 goes along with 1. I tried to set my own precedence of what I thought I needed I tried to make my own rules but she has been there to truly let me vent and I cannot wait to see where things continue to go for me because of how comfortable I feel.