Counselors

Latasha Brown Baird

Latasha is the lead counselor and owner of Brown Clinical Services.  Latasha has been given a gift from God to serve others who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or mental health challenges in their lives.  She is driven by her passion to help others as she recognizes that the stigma of mental and behavioral health issues prevent many people from receiving treatment.  As a caring and concerned counselor, Latasha has touched the lives of thousands of people.  She believes in treating individuals with dignity and respect regardless of their socioeconomic status, background, or presenting concerns.

Latasha received a Master of Education degree in Agency Counseling & Development in May 1994 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in December 1992 from University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Latasha holds several licenses. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC, a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in SC & NC.

Latasha is an accredited “Triple P” Practitioner (Positive Parenting Program)

Latasha has been providing professional, clinical services for 25 years.

Jordache Williams

Jordache is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (6834).  Jordache spent the majority of his youth living at Thornwell Home and School for Children in Clinton, South Carolina.  He graduated from Winthrop University with a B.A. in Sociology prior to enlisting in the United States Army, in which he served eight years.  Jordache received his M.A. in Professional Counseling from Amridge University, graduating with honors.  He has been a member of the American Counselors Association since 2016 and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy since 2007.  Jordache has undergone extensive training in leadership and has served as a mentor, coach, and victim advocate.

He provides therapy involving adjustment to changes encountered by individual, couple, or family life cycle development as well as therapeutic assessment and treatment of Neurodevelopmental, Depressive, Anxiety, Trauma- and Stressor-Related, as well as Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders in individuals and families.

Jordache believes the therapeutic atmosphere is most helpful when trust is established between client and counselor.  Foremost, he strives to develop relationships with his clients that promote an environment conducive for positive change.  While each client’s life experiences as well as their goals differ, he believes all people deserve the opportunity to reach their own potential and move towards a life that is personally satisfying.

                                           Wakita Barksdale 

Wakita is a Licensed Professional Counselor (6675).  Wakita grew up in SC with her parents, three sisters, and a brother. She graduated from Marlboro County High School in 1997 and went on to pursue an education at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She graduated in 2001 with both a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Communication Disorders. She went on to graduate from Ashford University with a Masters in Public Administration in 2010. She received a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in May 2015. Wakita has over 15 years working in Human Services, non-profit, and therapeutic service fields. She and her husband recently celebrated 15 years of marriage and they are the proud parents of two children.

Wakita enjoys working with women who are in transformational stages in their lives, helping them to clarify their purposes and move forward. Wakita’s most recent experience is providing therapeutic services in a psychiatric residential treatment center for adolescent children. Wakita has experience working with people who suffer with trauma, Conduct Disorders, and other significant mental health issues. Wakita is known for being able to connect with all types of people, enhancing her ability to facilitate their journey to wellness.

Ashley Elkins

Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (7131). She completed her undergraduate education at Columbia College in Columbia, SC and received her Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling at South Carolina State University. She has extensive experience working with individuals with a history of substance misuse, as well as individuals who were previously incarcerated.  She also has worked with individuals who present with anxiety and depression symptoms.  She has experience facilitating group therapy.

As a counselor, Ashley partners with clients to determine the next step or to help them put the “pieces” in place. She works with her clients to help them find resolution to problems that arise in order for them to  move forward in life.