Dr. Latasha Allen, Postdoctoral Fellow (she/her)
If you are reading my bio that means I have your attention! I want you to know that you are awesome, and I commend your efforts in taking the first step! Just a little info about me, I’m a girl who loves chocolate every day, and sometimes I might have a candy bar for breakfast. I’m a highly motivated and energetic person. My motto is: “Focus on what’s in front of you, and not behind you!” I further believe, “If you want to know the end, you must understand the beginning!”
I’m not your typical therapist; I believe in meeting people where they are. If you are looking for your typical psychologist, I’m not her. With more than 25 years of experience in behavior management, complex trauma, and assessing the abuse and neglect of children/adults, I have opted to dedicate my life to helping and caring for the lives of others. I am a solution-focused, passionate practitioner in the field of clinical psychology. I‘ve maintained my understanding that the struggle is real! That’s why you need me on your team to be your biggest supporter. I believe in balance and living a little to appreciate the finest things in life.
Growing up I wanted to be a pilot, but when I got on my first roller coaster, I realized I was afraid of heights, and I settled on being a helper. Yes, I’m nosey and love being in your business! If it takes you a little time to warm up to me…No worries, I have nothing but time! My modalities of treatment are cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based treatments such as Brain Spotting, Person-Centered, and Trauma-Focused therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. I also have an interest in crisis intervention and psychological testing.
I will give you the tools needed to navigate through the process. But I will also hold your feet to the fire and help you extinguish it once it starts burning! We will ride the wave together! No worries, if you get stuck, I will throw you a rope for you to rescue yourself and talk you off the ledge. I will push you through the race and help you come out with a win! Together, we will turn over all stones! My goal is to help you through challenging times and give you the tools needed to prosper in life. I understand that no single approach is the right fit for every individual.
My specialty is working with complex trauma/abuse (physical/neglect/sexual), substance abuse, mental health (e.g., mood disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis), stress, anger management, teenage parenting, parent-child conflict, parenting children at risk education, childhood victimization, bullying, delinquency, behavior management, domestic violence, identity issues, perinatal trauma, loss, and grief.
I’m sure you’re saying okay already… I get it! But wait, I have more! I’m a strong advocate and passionate about working with youth that I founded Growth Power by Design
(https://growthpowerbydesign.com). A behavioral model geared toward teaching social and behavioral modification skills to help prepare youth and prevent undesired, behavioral problems from surfacing. This program is designed to help youth learn conflict resolution and social skill tools, vital for effective communication. I also created a curriculum on teen parenting and substance abuse among teens.
My mission is to transform attitudes and negative beliefs that impact individual behaviors. I strive to deliver high impact results that will develop individuals mentally, emotionally, and physically. If you are ready for the challenge, hop on board and let’s take this journey together!
MORE ABOUT ME
My clients describe me as: genuine, passionate, caring, considerate, and understanding.
Something to know about my approach: My approach is trauma focussed and person-centered. In order for you to improve and start feeling better, I believe you must have the resources for self-understanding, self-healing, and the ability to redirect undesired behaviors.
I specialize in working with clients: Trauma (abuse/neglect), substance abuse, grief, anger management, parenting for at-risk children, teen pregnancy, and childhood victimization. I mean, there is so much more … but if you are liking what you are reading, why don’t we just meet and see how we gel.
About my practice and myself: I strive to help you challenge your inner thought patterns, challenge your behaviors, and please for the love of oxygen prioritize your mental health!
Want to start working together – submit the new patient request form and let’s see when we can get you in!
I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Blythe TwoSisters, PsyD.
Dr. Blythe TwoSisters is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #36566; Expires 9/2021). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov.
For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.