Trained as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in the United States, Letitia Carter has over 25 years of experience working with children, youth and their families. She has served throughout the non-profit mental health spectrum, providing psychotherapy in community based agencies, shelters/refuges, homes, schools, jails and youth detention centres. Letitia specialises in treating children and families of all ages and cultures. Her philosophy that we each possess unique strengths with which to create our own solutions has been effective in treating individuals struggling with:
- Self harming thoughts and behaviours
- Self-Esteem problems
- Mental health concerns
- Abuse and Neglect
- Behavioural problems
- Sleep problems
- Parenting issues
- Family relationship problems
- Grief and loss
- Stress management
Letitia has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with a clinical emphasis on psychotherapy, child and adolescent development, family systems and trauma recovery.
Letitia has trained with Violet Oaklander, Charles Schaefer and Eliana Gil in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, and Bill O’Hanlon in the modality of Solution Focused Therapy. She regularly draws from her background in cognitive therapy, art and play therapy, and mindfulness based practise when working with children, adults and families.
Previously a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Michigan Association of Play Therapy and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington in the United States, while living in New Zealand she is currently a member of the New Zealand Association of Social Workers, and the Creative Therapies Association of Aotearoa.