Last edited 12/08/2023

Latavia S. Agada LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Latavia Agada Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
SundayClosed

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If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

One of my favorite movies is "While You Were Sleeping." Some would say that it is a cheesy rom-com, but to me, I saw a lonely, grieving woman trying to find a sense of belonging. She thought she knew what she wanted in one brother, but found exactly what she needed in the other brother. I remember her talking about her memories with her father and her longing to have a family with her again. Although she told a story to get closer to someone she was infatuated with, she had to come to some hard truths at the end. She had to fully admit these truths to herself and the family that she fell in love with. I chose this movie, because that is one kind of client out many that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have learned over the years that people have underestimated the consequences of feeling lonely and others have been dismissive of people's around them need for belonging. As mentioned before, I thought I wanted to be a diplomat. I thought I would be able to help a lot of people in the world, but that can also be done in a therapy session. It is just one person at a time and that is meaningful.

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Adolescent mental health

Life transitions

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Race & Cultural Identity

Attachment issues

Caregiver stress & support

College & graduate student issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Optum

Fees

First Session$175
Individual Therapy$175

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Strength Based Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Multicultural Therapy

Positive Psychology

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

EMDR

Grief Recovery Method

Licensure

  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149.018494
  • Texas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 109860
  • Virginia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 0904015170
  • Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, TPSW3404

Education

University of Chicago, Master of Social Work, Clinical Social Work, 2013

Emphasis in International Social Welfare

Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology & Russian, 2009

Work History

My undergraduate degrees were actually in sociology/anthropology and Russian. I originally thought I would be a diplomat of some sort to help everyone in the world, but I realized that I am more effective one-on-one. I had always been told, "You are a good listener. You should become a therapist." It didn't ring true until it finally rung true. Thereafter, I studied clinical social work for my graduate studies and focused on international social welfare. I continued my education focusing on trauma; hence, me becoming an EMDR therapist. My work experience has been quite diverse. I started out in community mental health. I loved the population that I worked with, but in terms of my own personal self-care, the workload was hard for me. Nevertheless, I was grateful to support people who were low-income, struggled with severe mental illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. I was exposed to so many concerns and life stories and I knew that my clients just wanted to be heard. After that, I began exploring private practice. I still had the pleasure of working with a diverse population. Most importantly, I had the great opportunity to see people work hard to grow and challenge themselves to overcome adversities of all kinds.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Latavia Agada, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Latavia Agada, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Latavia Agada accepting new clients?

Yes, Latavia Agada is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois, Texas, Virginia and Florida.

Does Latavia Agada accept insurance?

Yes, Latavia Agada accepts insurance, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Latavia Agada offer?

Latavia Agada offers therapy for individuals.

Does Latavia Agada offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois, Texas, Virginia and Florida can book Latavia Agada for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Latavia Agada offer online therapy?

Yes, Latavia Agada offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Illinois, Texas, Virginia and Florida.

How quickly can I see Latavia Agada?

Latavia Agada typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Latavia Agada speak?

Latavia Agada conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Latavia Agada online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Latavia Agada online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.