With God's direction and the compassion to promote the importance of mental health rather than focus on the myths of therapy and to represent women owned minority businesses, Expressive Thoughts, PLLC was founded. The founder, LaWanda L. Alford, M.A., LPC-S, CATP, has over 15 years-experience working with adolescents, adults, families, seniors, and couples to move past trauma, promote growth, and overcome obstacles. She is skilled at addressing difficult circumstances resulting in family conflict, negative self-image due to abuse, betrayal, and trauma in a safe and unbiased environment. She and her clients work together to reach the therapeutic goals in a timely manner. LaWanda utilizes her experience obtained while working with at-risk youth, investigating child abuse, loss of life, assisting couples with struggling relationships, military families adjusting to deployment and military life therefore, helping her clients grow through the issue.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), she assists LPC-Interns identify their therapeutic skill set and increase their knowledge base of state laws and regulations as they work towards securing their license. As a Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), she utilizes evidence-based modalities to address trauma in children and adolescents. In addition, she is skilled in utilizing hypnosis to address trauma with adults. LaWanda is working towards her Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider certifications to provide a holistic approach for clients as they strengthen their mental health.
At Expressive Thoughts, PLLC value, respect, honesty, integrity, and confidentiality of our clients is our primary focus. Our vision is to provide skills and techniques to the community to help them remain encouraged as they grow through "it"...whatever "it" may be in this journey of life.