About me

I am an African American female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I started my career in the counseling field in 2001, as a group home counselor for at-risk male youths, homeless young male adults, and their families, where we worked on family reunification, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, job skills, life skills, and independent living. From there I moved more into the substance abuse field working with DUI offenders, court mandated persons ordered to do anger management, and as an interventionist for families, and individuals who struggle with all forms of addiction and co-dependency. Since then, I returned to school to obtain my masters in Clinical Mental Health, during which time I worked with individuals who struggled with family issues, depression, suicide, grief and loss, schizophrenia disorder, bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorder, PTSD, dually diagnosed individuals, and those with other co-occurring disorders in an outpatient hospital clinic setting. I then furthered my career and obtained a second master's degree in School Counseling, where I enveloped experience in working with students in an inner-city school setting who struggled with body image, depression, suicide, self-harm, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ issues, ADHD, ADD, OCD, neighborhood trauma, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

My primary therapeutic orientations are cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy; however, I strongly believe that it is essential to meet a person "where they are at" and establish a therapeutic alliance using my developed professional skills and eclectic abilities to provide each individual with a therapeutic orientation is necessary to move them toward a place of peace and healing. I believe in the purpose of counseling and I believe that even the most skeptical can become a believer!

METAMORPHOSIS is the process of change into something adult, mature and breathtaking. I would like to think that I've been entrusted by clients to help them transition into living a better life, so that they may spread their wings and fly! My goal is to uplift, empower, teach, and motivate those who struggle to work toward living a healthy and happy lifestyle. My commitment is to provide the best clinical services each person deserves with dignity and respect and there has been no greater pleasure for me other than to be blessed with the opportunities to work with individuals in this field of healing and the transformation of lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCPC 180013366

ME LCPC CC6915


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Latechia Hester. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Apr 02, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

As a first time couples therapy couple, we really appreciated Latechia and the insight she gave us. She’s firm yet kind, she’s understanding and empathetic. We Would definitely recommend

Written on Mar 29, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Latechia Hester is truly helping us to communicate better and understand how that communication is key to our future together. Latechia is kind in her direction, helping us to stay focused and on point. I highly recommend her.

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

She the best

Written on Feb 04, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s very intuitive and really cares about her clients. We’re already recommending her to co workers and friends. Very professional, understanding and great with giving direction.

Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Excellent! I’ve worked with therapists in the past and Latechia is second to none.

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Latechia is doing a great job. . She gives sound, heartfelt direction in helping me navigate through marriage and family difficulties.

Written on Jan 13, 2024 after therapy with Latechia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Competent, experienced, knowledgeable!

Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Latechia for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Latechia Hester is a therapist with exceptional professional skills and acumen. She navigates our complex issues with sensitivity, balance and understanding.

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Latechia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Latechia is absolutely incredible

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Latechia for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning relationship

Great therapist! Gets to the tough issues

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We are confident in Latechia's capabilities to heal us, and more so than that, we mesh well with her. We feel as if she listens and understands us. We never feel rushed out of a therapy session because if she deems that a few extra minutes are needed to communicate with us, she passionately invests the time into us. Latechia is excellent at pointing out areas of improvement with my wife and me as a couple and as individuals. The techniques she is teaching us have been working, and that is encouraging in it itself because the whole point is to heal and take preventative measures for the longevity of our marriage. Latechia is highly encouraging and works well with us; with her, therapy works. She is the better help we were recommended to go get.

Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Latechia was a great counselor, she was a great third party to help us talk out issues and to help better our communication and listening skills.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Outstanding. Patient. Understanding. Great and respectful communication.

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

First in four that we've tried that was good at her job. Still only had one meeting, but I am impressed so far

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We just started couple therapy with Latechia and finished our 3rd session. It has been a wonderful experience working with her. I think we will work through our relationship issues and find a way to love, communicate effectively and trust each other again.

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

She has been great. Tough but fair, says the things you do not want to hear sometimes but you need to and is very understanding of my faith and cultural customs.

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Latechia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

latechia is extremely knowledgeable and an active participant in the counseling process

Written on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Very understanding and amazing to work with

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Latechia !! So awesome ! Sweet, kind, gentle, her voice is so soothing she’s such a great listener and an amazing caring individual overall. I enjoy talking to her. Makes me smile through a bad time. Because of her I will be keeping the Gain app. Thank you so much :)

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very personable. I love how she makes us both feel so comfortable. Its almost like we are just sitting with a friend and talking.

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is really attentive

Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Extremely compassionate and competent.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She made me feel comfortable from the beginning. Which made it easier to be open with her.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Latechia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She's very professional, can relate to your problems.

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