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Latechia Hester, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

IL LCPC 180013366

ME LCPC CC6915

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Latechia Hester. 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.

I had low expectations but tried betterhelp anyway, because I finally admitted to myself that I really needed to talk to someone.
From the first session I began to feel better and I was never going to go to an actually location for therapy, i just would never have done that. I did phone therapy and had no problem fitting that in and it was way more comfortable for me, talking on the phone from my own space.
I'm taking the time to leave this review because Latichia deserves it, she's been really good for me.

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Latechia has been a blessing and offers solid advice, and a lot of comfort/peace. Strongly recommend.

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am very happy so far with my counseling. Latechia is a perfect match for me and working in my Codependent behavior

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She redirected me to myself and not others. I appreciate and needed that.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Latechia has far exceeded my expectations. She is very respectful, professional, and effective in helping me reach my goals. I feel very fortunate to have been matched with her and am truly happy with her services. Great job Better Help.

Written on Dec 24, 2023 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Great therapist!

Written on Nov 16, 2023 after therapy with Latechia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue