Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor -
Hello, Marylanders and Floridians.
Thank you for clicking to learn more about me. My name is Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin, Ph.D., LCPC, NCSP, RPT. I use the name Dr. Dowtin with my clients. I am a straight Black cisgender woman who specializes in working with underserved and marginalized communities. 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 an adjunct assistant professor 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. My practice is 100% teletherapy based.
My passion is working with people who have experienced trauma (including attachment and relationship trauma, childhood trauma, 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). I have specialty 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