Mental Health Champions: Latasha Matthews

Kristin Marquet
4 min readJun 19, 2019

As a part of my series about “Mental Health Champions” helping to normalize the focus on mental wellness, I had the pleasure to interview Latasha Matthews. She is known as America’s Emotional Wellness Expert, she is Co-founder of Pieces That Fit, Inc. and the CEO and Clinical Director of IllumiNation Counseling and Coaching, LLC. Latasha has worked in social services, higher education and corporate America.

She has provided in-home community-based therapy, and worked in a variety of counseling and clinical private practice settings. Latasha is well versed in providing individual, couples, adolescents, and family therapy techniques. With 15 year’s experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach and Speaker, she utilizes a Family Systems approach, which considers how a particular system impacts an individual person, organization, or situation.

Latasha is an advocate for emotional wellness and balance as her work has afforded her the opportunity to provide resources for the underprivileged, low-income families, churches and corporations to identify needs for those who lack emotional balance and wellness. Latasha is the author of The Dumping Ground. Which was on the Best Sellers list in 2016. The “Dumping Ground” was birthed out of her inability to set the boundaries that God requires. The topic is very important to her and close to her heart because this area has cost her a tremendous amount of…

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Kristin Marquet

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.