LaTrica Henegar, Ed. D, LPC-S, NCC, ACGC-III
Prior to becoming a therapist, I had life experiences that lead to my emotional decline. As a consequence, I had low self-acceptance that lead to depression, worry and anxiety. To resolve my emotional discomfort, I sought and participated in therapy several times in my life and encountered very good therapists who guided me in self-acceptance and to practice daily practical coping skills to reduce my depression, worry and anxiety.
From these encounters, I learned if I did not seek help, I would not have experienced and appreciate the life I have now, especially with my family and friends. I would have remained an isolated and empty shell being at the mercy of others and not being an active participant in life and having an awareness in her ability toward making life how I want it. Thus, one of my goals in therapy is to assist you in achieving the awareness of your ability to make life how you want to experience it.
All of my life, I have been interested in understanding human behavior. I obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Montevallo and a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While working on my master’s degree, I had the career launching opportunity to work with the homeless and later teaching domestic violence classes at local mental health and residential substance abuse programs.
Another role I possessed while serving as a group facilitator, I also was an educator within the public school and community settings teaching domestic violence and life skills courses, which was the catalyst for me obtaining my doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Phoenix. I continue to enhance my therapeutic practices and skills by attending continuing education trainings.
In addition to practicing therapy, I supervise associate licensed professional counselors working toward licensed professional counselor status. I also had the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students who want to learn the clinical aspect of a nurse practitioner.