LaShaundra Cromotee is a wife and mother of 6. She is passionate about family and parenting. She specializes in trauma informed client centered therapy with a focus on the family unit, solution focused counseling, and culturally specific therapy techniques. LaShaundra has experience partnering with at risk adolescents, survivors of domestic violence, veterans, and has worked in the area of substance abuse and geriatrics. She takes extreme pride in cultivating the skills of individuals who work with children who have experienced trauma and of individuals who work with children with behavioral issues.
LaShaundra is committed to understanding the cultural and family importance while facilitating healing and progress. She is dedicated to ensuring the families and individuals affecting by trauma have a chance of reaching their destiny. LaShaundra is also committed to providing comprehensive, empowering, and holistic counseling in order to help you achieve overall wellness.
LaShaundra has over 15 years of hands on experiencing working as a facilitator of healing and a therapist. Not only has she assisted others with overcoming trauma but she too is a trauma survivor who understands the challenges that come with experiencing trauma. She has made it a life goal to assist any that are ready to move forward with being resilient, taking back what was taken from them, getting to a place of happiness, and developing a healthy outlook on life. LaShaundra co-owns a private practice Blue Lotus Counseling and Holistic Wellness, LLC. Where therapy is positive and uplifting. Genuineness and authenticity are always practiced. At Blue Lotus CHW the intention is to bring balance in one’s life and help them feel whole again. Blue Lotus CHW is a strength based practice that builds upon your gifts, talents, and abilities.
LaShaundra is a trained therapist. She is currently under supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is actively working towards obtaining her licensure in the State of Florida. She has been named the Teen Whisper by several parents of teenagers that she works with.
LaShaundra holds a Master degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Community Psychology with an emphasis on Mental Health Counseling. ] She received her Bachelors degree from FAMU as well in the area of Psychology.
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick continue using the month of August to bring attention, information and resources to mental health. The topics they covered was Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Addiction. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder with a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy. Th gentlemen break down the disorder and how it would affect members of our community. Addiction is something that is rampant within America and within our community, through the various addictions we develop. There are addictions that are viewed as detrimental to ones health, there are also addictions they we overlook because they are not viewed as detrimental to a persons health. Both NPD and Addiction are serious mental health disorders and need more attention and care. Tune in to hear Pat and Joe talk about the topics.
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Mental Health Awareness Month: Black Suicide Rates, PTSD/PTSS, Mental Health Affects on Life Expectancy
In our second podcast for our mental health awareness month, Joseph and Patrick is continuing their conversations about mental health. This episode they discussed the rising suicide rates in black America and contributing factors. The gave more details about what post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic slave syndrome, how it has affected black Americans historically and what can be done to help treat and minimize both PTSD and PTSS. Lastly, the gentlemen discussed the affects mental health can have on the life expectancy of black Americans. It is time for us to take our mental health seriously if we truly want to help heal ourselves and reduce factors that can lead to the continued loss of black lives. Tune in!!!!
In this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, guest host Professor Carl Tone Jones joined Joseph as they kicked off their mental health awareness for the month of August. Every August the Freedom Train Network uses their platform to help bring more awareness to mental health in the black community, breaking down stigma and, connecting mental health resources to our listeners. Joseph and Professor Carl Tone Jones had a spirited conversation about the root causes of mental health disorders for black America and what we can do to help reduce our exposure to unhealthy environments. Black Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic slave syndrome, schizophrenia and, other mental health disorders, we also seek mental health care the least compared to other Americans. We don;t have all the answers, but we are doing our best to do something and be a resource. Tune in!!!
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