About

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, child crisis lines, 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:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self harming thoughts and behaviours
  • Self-Esteem problems
  • Mental health concerns
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Behavioural problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Parenting issues
  • Family relationship problems
  • Stress management

Letitia has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with a clinical emphasis on psychotherapy, child and adolescent development, family systems and trauma recovery. She regularly draws from her background in cognitive therapy, art and play therapy, and mindfulness based practise when working with children, adults and families. Letitia’s many years of extensive training in the field of child and family psychotherapy has enabled her to train with:

  • Violet Oaklander, Charles Schaefer and Eliana Gil in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy;
  • Bill O’Hanlon and Insoo Kim Berg in the modality of Solution Focused Therapy;
  •  Daniel Siegel in the field of Neurobiology and Mindfulness.

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.