The Journey and The Process would like to introduce LaTonya Phillips as part of our Wake Forest counseling team. LaTonya is our AMAZING clinical resident intern and clients are loving working with her. We thought we’d take a minute to let you get to know her. She might just be the counselor you have been looking for!
Why did you decide to become a therapist?
I decided to become a therapist because I am truly fulfilled when I am able to help individuals, couples, and families journey through and overcome obstacles they face in life.
What is your favorite thing about your work with clients?
As human beings, it is inevitable that we will experience emotional hurts and challenges as we interact with one another. However, to be given the opportunity to witness an individual transform his/her thinking and behavior to experience healing from hurts and become healthy and happy gives me pure joy.
What is something you wish people knew about counseling?
I wish people knew that counseling is not labeling or judging who they are or what they’ve done or experienced. It’s a place of safety, healing, and hope for a new way to journey through life and become free.
What would you like to say to someone who isn’t sure whether counseling can help them?
I would ask them to give it a try and make the conversation personal. I would share that I’ve done it before and it really helped me get to a better place in my life.
Share a fun fact about you:
I love singing and decorating! I sing on my worship team at church and love decorating for friends and family!
LaTonya is located in our Wake Forest counseling office and sees clients on Wednesdays. LaTonya has some evening hours as well for those who are negotiating work or school schedules. She specializes in working with individuals ages 16 and up who are struggling with anxiety, overcoming past or present traumatic experiences, or struggling with identity. She also works with couples to help them have the best relationships possible! As an intern, LaTonya offers low-cost sessions to help make counseling available to more people. To learn more about the difference between an intern and a fully licensed counselor this is a great article!
If LaTonya sounds just like what you’ve been looking for in a counselor, reach out today at 919-891-0525 for your free, 15-minute consultation for counseling in Wake Forest NC. You will be so glad that you did!