Counselors

8C6A8005Latasha Brown-Baird

Latasha is the lead counselor within the practice and has been given a gift from God to serve others who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or mental challenges in their lives.  She is driven by her passion to help others as she recognizes that the stigma of mental and behavioral health issues prevent many people from receiving treatment.  As a caring and concerned counselor, Latasha has touched the lives of thousands of people.  She believes in treating individuals with dignity and respect regardless of their socioeconomic status or background.

Latasha received a Master of Education degree in Agency Counseling & Development in May 1994 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in December 1992 from University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Latasha holds several licenses. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC, a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in SC & NC.

Latasha is an accredited “Triple P” Practitioner (Positive Parenting Program)

Latasha has been providing professional, clinical services for 20+ years.

Tamikya Staley 

Tamikya Staley is from Wagner, SC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#6503). She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC in 2005 and her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Columbia, SC in 2011. Tamikya has worked in the Mental Health field since 2005 and has served the following population: children, adolescent, adults, and families. She has provided services in residential, home, and community settings. She has gained a reputation for her ability to establish a strong, therapeutic rapport with her clients. Tamikya has received training in Trauma Informed Care and Non-Directive Play Therapy.

Tamikya’s experience includes providing intensive residential treatment to males and females, ages 12-21, who present significant needs related to psychiatric disorders and compulsive/offensive sexual behaviors. She has also served adults presenting with needs related to psychiatric disorders. Clinical issues have included Behavioral problems, Sexual, Physical and Emotional abuse, Depression, Mood Disorder, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Family Issues, Conduct Disorder and School-related problems.

Jordache Williams

Jordache Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (6834).  Jordache spent the majority of his youth living at Thornwell Home and School for Children in Clinton, South Carolina.  He graduated from Winthrop University with a B.A. in Sociology prior to enlisting in the United States Army, in which he served eight years.  Jordache received his M.A. in Professional Counseling from Amridge University, graduating with honors.  He has been a member of the American Counselors Association since 2016 and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy member since 2007.  Jordache has undergone extensive training in leadership and has served as a mentor, coach, and victim advocate.

He provides therapy involving adjustment to changes encountered by individual, couple, or family life cycle development as well as therapeutic assessment and treatment of Neurodevelopmental, Depressive, Anxiety, Trauma- and Stressor-Related, as well as Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders in individuals and families.

Jordache believes the therapeutic atmosphere is most helpful when trust is established between client and counselor.  Foremost, he strives to develop relationships with his clients that promote an environment conducive for positive change.  While each client’s life experiences as well as their goals differ, he believes all people deserve the opportunity to reach their own potential and move towards a life that is personally satisfying.

Wakita Barksdale grew up in Bennettsville, SC with her parents, three sisters, and a brother. She graduated from Marlboro County High School in 1997 and went on to pursue an education at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She graduated in 2001 with both a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Communication Disorders. She went on to graduate from Ashford University with a Masters in Public Administration in 2010. She received a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in May 2015. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (6675). Wakita has over 15 years working in Human Services, non-profit, and therapeutic service fields. She and her husband recently celebrated 15 years of marriage and they are the proud parents of two children.

Wakita enjoys working with women who are in transformational stages in their lives, helping them to clarify their purposes and move forward. Wakita’s most recent experience is providing therapeutic services in a psychiatric residential treatment center for adolescent children. Wakita has experience working with people who suffer with trauma, Conduct Disorders, and other significant mental health issues. Wakita is known for being able to connect with all types of people, enhancing her ability to facilitate their journey to wellness.