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Dr. Laffitte is a licensed counselor and clinical supervisor in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is certified as a National Certified Counselor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. She earned her doctorate from Argosy University in Counseling Education and Supervision. Her research focus includes military/veterans, trauma, and justice-involved populations.
Dr. Laffite’s clinical background and training include working with clients who experience PTSD, grief and loss, depression, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, relationship, divorce, anger management, and anxiety. She believes in person-centered counseling where the therapist's role is to be fully present and authentic. However, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) approaches. She believes it is important to identify the problem and implement goals to achieve the desired results. She collaborates with clients to create a treatment plan to attain their goals.
In addition to being a clinician, Dr. Laffitte has over 20 years of experience working with veterans and veterans programming. This includes providing crisis management support and working with the Wounded Veteran's program. Her professional affiliations include American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Military and Government Counseling Association (MGCA), Maryland Counseling Association (MCA), Virginia Counseling Association (VCA), and Chi Sigma Iota-National Honors and Professional Society for Counseling (CSI).