La’Tanya is a mental health therapist, mentor, consultant, and advocate. She currently practices at a local outpatient mental health agency, where she centers therapy around the individual using a strength-based integrated approach. La’Tanya listens with empathy and compassion and is dedicated to providing the highest level of care using a multicultural framework. La’Tanya has been a trauma specialist for over a decade. La’Tanya’s area of focus is youth ages 11-18 who have been impacted by childhood trauma and adversities, including abuse, neglect, homelessness, parental addiction, and/or incarceration.
Formerly, La’Tanya was the coordinator of a victim advocacy program. She was helping to empower victims of violence to become safe, stable, and self-reliant. Her work addressing racism, implicit bias, and systemic oppression began as a means to ensure the safety and self-sufficiency of those she served, combating all forms of institutional oppression while lifting the voice of survivors.
La’Tanya’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree in Correctional Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service. La’Tanya obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. La’Tanya has significant training in diversity and experience in supervision and leadership roles. She serves on the End Abuse Board of Directors and the City of Wausau Liberation and Freedom committee. Her passion is building resilience, motivating all to thrive, and inspiring diversity champions. La’Tanya has significant training in diversity and experience in supervision and leadership roles. She serves on the End Abuse Board of Directors and the City of Wausau Liberation and Freedom committee. Her passion is building resilience, motivating all to thrive, and inspiring diversity champions. In 2021, La’Tanya was awarded the Dedication to Service Award from United Way- Marathon County, and in 2022, La’Tanya was a recipient of the YWCA-Wausau, Women of Vision Award.
- American Mental Health Counselors Association, member
- Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society, member
- End Abuse Board of Directors, board member
- Wausau Liberation and Freedom Committee, appointed member
- Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault Women of Color, committee member
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“I have worked with La’Tanya for nearly a decade and have seen her engage with diverse communities and individuals. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to listen to understand so she can deepen the communication. She approaches difficult situations with compassion and integrity, working to offer new or different approaches for everyone involved to reflect and grow.”
– Jane Graham Jennings