Owner of Connecting Communities-Licensed Professional Counselor
Lateacia Sessoms is the Executive Director of Connecting Communities, a community based organization. Lateacia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia and an approved supervisor through the Virginia Board of Counseling. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Board Certified Human Service Practitioner, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Sexual Treatment Provider, and a Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional. Lateacia has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She believes that everyone brings their own unique story to counseling and to honor each individual’s story she utilizes a strength-based approach with a variety of therapeutic orientations to help individuals meet their goals.
Lateacia strives to bring an effective blend of experiences, empowerment, education, encouragement and support in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to individuals, marriages and families. Lateacia’s approach to counseling is centered on the therapeutic alliance. She places a strong value on co-creating an environment where individuals feel safe, connected, supported, and encouraged to become the best versions of themselves. Lateacia is totally committed to the individuals that she serves and believes that there is great value and importance in human connections.
Over the course of doing this work for many years, Lateacia has seen how vital relationships and social connections are to an individual’s physical and psychological well-being. She believes that an individual’s desire for connections and love are core needs and when those needs are not met, individuals do not function properly. It is very clear that a sense of social connection is a fundamental human need. Lateacia’s approach to implement change is by working on the root of the issues; the need to belong, to be accepted, to connect with others, and to be loved.
Lateacia has a passion for unifying communities. Her desire is to bring awareness to communities at large on the importance of authenticity and human connection. Lateacia knows that a community can be impacted and transformed by changing one family, and accessing the family through one member. Her goal is to multiply that impact through the transformation of one family which can initiate change in another family.