Your healing starts here! Getting started on your therapy journey can be a scary and intimidating process but it doesnt have to be.
I'm here to assure you that iit's okay if you're not okay and you do not have to be alone during this journey. Get in touch by simply filling out the "Contact Us" section in this email and let's work on life together.
LATOYA C MCLEOD, LCSW
Your Professional Social Worker
I am a New York State Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working in child welfare, hospital behavioral health settings, and as a school social worker. My experiences have given me the opportunity to craft my skill of helping others live a satisfied and fulfilling life. I credit my my personal experience and training as my motivator for my interest in working with immigrants, young adults, and other marginalized communities. On your healing journey, we will be utilizing the therapeutic space to unpack life's challenges and success.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. This is my basic premise from which I practice my clinical approach. Often times life throws many curve balls that makes you feel overwhelmed, stuck, lost and fearful. During these times growth and change can seem like a far fetched idea and can affect you well into adulthood, but life is not meant to be lived this way.
Jamaican Born and Queens based, I earned my Masters in Social Work at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Hunter College CUNY. I have an Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis from NYU Silver School of Social Work. My goal is to empower individuals by using the right tools, a supportive environment and the use of a strengths based, person-in-environment framework. I am a strong advocate and believer in practicing self-care to nurture and nourish the heart, mind and body. My personal favorites are spending time with people who brings me happiness and reading a good book. Through collaborative therapy work, I can help you build on your strengths to navigate life's stressors and mental health complexities so that you learn to take care of you.