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, or mental health challenges in their lives. Latasha is driven by her passion to help others and remove the stigma of participating in counseling. Often times, having a safe, confidential, and therapeutic “space” to share your “story” with a caring counselor who can meet you where you are in your journey of life and help facilitate the change you desire is paramount to living your best life.
“No one has to do life alone, let a caring counselor help!”
Latasha has helped many people to experience positive changes as a result of clients’ hard work in and outside of the counseling sessions to get to a better place in life.
While Latasha experiences have ranged from serving children to adults, she now primarily provides service to adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, mood instability, trauma and stressor related issues, phase of life and adjustment issues, relational issues, conflicts, anger, communication issues, etc.
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 has been providing professional, clinical services for over 25 years.
Latasha holds several licenses. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor in SC and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Supervisor in NC.
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 is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (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 16 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 experience 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.
Dr. Chris P. Crosby is a Licensed Professional Counselor (7285). Chris has long been blessed with a passion for helping people. She grew up in York County, SC, and worked over 35 years at York Technical College as Department Manager and Professor in the Business Administration Department. The strong desire to help hurting people became her life’s focus in her academic career as well as in her church environment. Realizing that helping others was her gift from God, she decided to prepare herself as a counselor by pursuing a Masters in Christian Counseling-Women’s Emphasis (2008) and a PhD in Biblical Counseling (2012) from Trinity Theological Seminary. Chris continued her goal toward full licensure by completing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Winthrop University in 2016. Then she spent 3 years in the Counseling and Support Services Department of York Technical as a Student Development Counselor.
She has touched thousands of lives during her teaching and counseling experience. She was founder and director of the Phenomenal Young Ladies Club, Inc. (PYLC), which helped teenage girls to develop character, set career goals and develop Christian values. Chris is also co-founder of Living for Jesus Family Life Ministry, a non-profit ministry that helps hurting individuals (primarily women) and couples. She has done volunteer counseling at Palmetto Women’s Center, Wayne T Patrick Hospice House and Agape Hospice all in Rock Hill.
Chris’ focus on the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, anger/conflict resolution, couples/marital counseling, pre-marital counseling, grief/loss counseling and group counseling. Chris enjoys working with women and couples.
Chris utilizes several clinical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Christian Counseling and Couples/Marriage Counseling and approaches to help clients overcome debilitating challenges they face in life.
Chris is a spiritually driven person and is very active in her church. She is married and has 4 children and one grandson.
Tessa is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (7578). She spent the majority of her youth in York, South Carolina. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2015. After graduating, she worked at a non-profit clinic in Columbia for children with neurodevelopmental disorders where she was inspired to further her education. She earned her M.S. degree in Clinical Psychology at Augusta University in 2019. She then worked under supervision of a licensed psychologist, conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations with children and adolescents and therapy/biofeedback services with individuals of various age groups.
Tessa currently provides assessment and therapy services to address various mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, social skills, neurodevelopmental disorders, etc. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to meet each individual’s unique needs. She views therapy as a journey for which individuals may have a safe space to set goals that help them reach their potential. She believes in mental health as being preventative health, and that as people pursue mental health goals, these effects will spill over to positively influence other aspects of overall wellbeing.