Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Laffitte is a highly qualified and dedicated licensed counselor and clinical supervisor, making a significant impact in the field of mental health in Maryland and the District of Columbia. As a National Certified Counselor and Distance Credentialed Counselor, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice.
Her academic journey culminated in a doctorate from Argosy University in Counseling Education and Supervision, showcasing her commitment to advancing her skills and knowledge in the field. Dr. Laffitte's research focus demonstrates a deep understanding of critical issues, with a particular emphasis on military/veterans, trauma, and justice-involved populations.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Laffitte has developed a broad skill set, working with diverse clients facing challenges such as PTSD, grief and loss, depression, trauma, sexual and physical abuse, relationship issues, divorce, anger management, and anxiety. She adheres to a person-centered counseling approach, valuing the importance of being fully present and authentic with her clients. However, she also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) approaches, underscoring her versatility and dedication to providing effective and tailored interventions.
Dr. Laffitte's commitment to helping her clients achieve their goals is evident in her collaborative approach to treatment planning. She actively engages with clients to identify problems and implement strategies, emphasizing goal-oriented therapy to yield desired results.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Laffitte has demonstrated her dedication to supporting veterans and contributing to veterans' programming. This includes crisis management support and active involvement in the Wounded Veterans program, showcasing her commitment to the well-being of those who have served.
Her professional affiliations with organizations such as the 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) further highlight her active engagement in the counseling community.
Dr. Laffitte's multifaceted approach, combining clinical expertise, research focus, and commitment to serving veterans, establishes her as a distinguished figure in the field of counseling and clinical supervision.