Dr. Laffitte is a licensed counselor 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 the justice involved populations.
Dr. Laffitte has worked closely with people of various backgrounds, ethnicities and spiritual beliefs in private practice and in various military/government, and community settings. As a clinician, she believes the client is the expert on their lives therefore; counseling is designed around the clients’ needs. It is important to meet clients where they are to facilitate the growth or changes, they desire.
Dr. Laffite’s clinical background and training includes 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 role is to be fully present and authentic. However, she utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focus Therapy (SFT) approach. She believes it is important to identify the problem and implement goals to achieve desired results. She collaborates with clients to create a treatment plan to attain their goals.
Additionally, Dr. Laffitte has presented locally and nationally on military issues, advocacy for marginalized populations, and careers.