PlayfulLeigh Psyched

About Us

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Meet Our Founder

Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin

Why Choose Me

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          Hi. I'm Dr. Dowtin a Black cisgender woman and native of the DC/Maryland area who believes in the ongoing pursuit of cultural humility. I am licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in perinatal & postpartum, trauma, and infant mental health for culturally, racially, and linguistically marginalized families.  I use both English and American Sign Language, and am currently an adjunct assistant professor at Gallaudet University in the Infants, Toddlers, and Families graduate program. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Given my background, I am passionate about serving historically marginalized populations, disrupting the generational transmission of trauma, and facilitating healthy social-emotional development from conception through adulthood. I am the owner and director of  PlayfulLeigh Psyched,  which focuses on mental healthcare from a social justice and trauma-based framework.

Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin

Why Choose Me

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          Hi. I'm Dr. Dowtin a Black cisgender woman and native of the DC/Maryland area who believes in the ongoing pursuit of cultural humility. I am licensed clinical professional counselor who specializes in perinatal & postpartum, trauma, and infant mental health for culturally, racially, and linguistically marginalized families.  I use both English and American Sign Language, and am currently an adjunct assistant professor at Gallaudet University in the Infants, Toddlers, and Families graduate program. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Given my background, I am passionate about serving historically marginalized populations, disrupting the generational transmission of trauma, and facilitating healthy social-emotional development from conception through adulthood. I am the owner and director of  PlayfulLeigh Psyched,  which focuses on mental healthcare from a social justice and trauma-based framework.

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Dr. LaTrice L. Dowtin

Why Choose Me

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About Us

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PlayfulLeigh Psyched provides psychotherapy, parent education,  professional development, and infant and early childhood educational consultation, opportunities. We are a small organization led by an experienced mental health and early education professional who believes that cultural humility is needed in all human interactions. Furthermore, we specialize in deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing early intervention, prevention, and perinatal mental health services for those who have experienced early adverse events – trauma. All of our services are steeped in understanding racism and that childhood experiences impact our

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development and how we interact with one another as adults. Therefore, at PlayfulLeigh Psyched, we provide nurturing family-     

            centered, trauma- and culturally-informed services

for people across the lifespan.

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Our Mission

PlayfulLeigh Psyched aims to provide high-quality training, education, consultation, and psychotherapy services to clients in the support of the mental health needs of humans of all ages from birth and beyond. We specialize in marginalized populations. Our mission is to build the empathic capacity of individuals and families to inform the community about trauma-informed and social-emotional focused practices from a social justice framework.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to facilitate emotionally healthy approaches to thrive in this world.  We see the infant and early childhood experiences as the foundation on which future relationships are entered and established. Therefore, we envision providing services that empower and foster healthy relationships across the lifespan. 

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