Dr. Dowtin LaTrice L. Dowtin
Something scary happened to you, but you thought you were over it by now. Maybe it happened in your childhood and you have worked to push it into the shadows. Now, you wonder if what happened to you then is having an impact on you, your relationships/friendships, or even your parenting. Your life isn’t what thought you it would be or what you want it to be. You find yourself easily startled, constantly tired, or irritable more often than you think is appropriate. If this sounds like you, you may be experiencing the effects of trauma.
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. While many people don’t realize it, become or trying to become a parent can bring up a lot of emtional needs, and I can help with that too. I love working 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.
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.
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
Person Centered Therapy
Trauma Focused Therapy