Dr. Dowtin LaTrice L. Dowtin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor -
Hello, Marylanders and Floridians.
Thank you for clicking to learn more about me. My name is Dr. Dowtin, Ph.D., LCPC, NCSP, RPT. I am a straight Black cisgender woman who specializes in working with underserved and marginalized communities, including deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. I work to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, as I know from an active civil rights perspective, how important it is to both advocate for oneself and have allies who stand firm when adversity presents.
I attended a historically Black university (HBCU) for one graduate program where cultural identity development was infused in our existence. Then, I attended another university where many students, staff, and faculty identify as LGBTQ+ and were linguistic minorities. I am proficient in both English and American Sign Language, and I am currently a Co-Director at Gallaudet University in the Infant, Toddler, and Families graduate program. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in the NICU Fellowship. I believe that our practical and personal experiences immerse us in culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse communities.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland and I am a registered telemental health provider in Florida. Also, I have degrees in school and clinical psychology (Ph.D.). I have worked with individuals and families for over ten years. My private practice is for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and adults. My private practice currently operates Sunday – Thursday and is 100% teletherapy based. Clients must be in either Maryland or Florida.
My passion is working with people who have experienced trauma (including attachment and relationship trauma, childhood trauma, sexual assault, and PTSD), abuse/assault, anxiety, identity development, and depression. I have completed advanced training as a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder counselor. Therefore, I am highly qualified to work with individuals during the perinatal period (e.g., during pregnancy and for the first two years postpartum). This includes all genders. Furthermore, I have specialty training in parenting problems (e.g., parenting challenges related to infants and young children), and training in infant mental health and infant-parent/parent-child approaches, which often focus on parent-child relationships and early childhood trauma.
I am not accepting couples or new clients who have the primary concern about relationship issues with a romantic partner(s) or breakups.
My therapeutic style is empathic and interactive. I believe in the gentle treatment of all humans. We move together on your journey as you head towards healing and wholeness. I lead with empathy and follow with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My counseling approach combines person/child-centered and psychodynamic therapy. For anxiety and related disorders, I may use the principles of mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We will work together to tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your needs.
When working with parents of young children, I most commonly utilize the Circle of Security-Parenting, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, or Parent-Child Relationship Therapy (CPRT).
I know first hand how challenging it can be to ask for help. I also know that too often, there is a stigma when talking about counseling. You are already showing that you have the capacity for change by exploring profiles on Being Seen. I am here to be a part of your journey of growth.
If you decide that I am the right licensed professional to join you on your journey, I look forward to our road ahead.
Skills and Expertise
Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
Adoption / Foster Care Issues
Single Parenting Issues
Trauma and PTSD
Child Parent Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Person Centered Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy