About Us

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Our Story

Illumination was developed and birthed through her thoughts and work with her clients.  After meeting with hundreds of clients she realized that at the end of their process, clients would report that their problems or situations were lighter or much easy to understand and bare. Webster's dictionary states that Illumination is a source of light, its bringing clarification and spiritual and intellectual insight to a thing or situation.  This process gives her client's hope that they will transcend (go beyond) those dark situations and develop insight and clarity to move forward in the process of life.

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Our Founder

Latasha Matthews, Owner/CEO of IllumiNation Counseling and Coaching, LLC has worked in higher education (adjunct professor at Shorter University since 2014) and corporate America. She has provided in-home community-based therapy, and worked in a variety of private practice settings. She is well-versed in providing individual, couples, family and play therapy techniques. With over twelve years experience as a marriage and family therapist, Latasha uses a Family Systems approach which considers how a particular system impacts an individual person or situation. She also utilizes play therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral modalities, and solution-focused approaches along with a wide variety of other theoretical modalities to meet the needs of each individual client, organization or system she serves. Latasha’s non-directive approach allows her clients to take ownership of their ability to solve problems.

Meet the Team

Latasha Matthews, LPC

Founder/Clinical Director

Latasha Matthews is a licensed professional counselor who is excited and humbled to offer those clients who desire a safe, non-judgmental space to utilize their Faith in Christ throughout the therapeutic process. Latasha maintains a private practice working with a broad spectrum of clients in Lawrenceville, GA.

Versatile and multi-talented, articulate and inspiring, she is passionate about providing compassionate, collaborative therapy, insightful coaching, resourceful consulting, and empowering training. Her impactful services have the potential not only to change your experiences but also to change your entire life. She was named Adjunct Professor of the Year 2015 from Shorter University.  Latasha has been featured on The Kitchen Radio show and has hosted a variety of calls on relationships, stress and boundary setting.

Darrin Goodwin, APC

 Associate Professional Counselor

Darrin Goodwin is an associate professional counselor under the supervision of La'Mar Walker, LPC007755 and under the direction of Latasha Matthews, LPC.  He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College.  He received his BA degree in Psychology from Wayne State University.  His areas of interest include adolescents, adults, and couples.  His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, coping skills, and low self-esteem.  His ideal client is adolescents or adults who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression and have difficulty coping with these symptoms. Professionally, Mr. Goodwin has a broad background working in a wide variety of fields, including public education, sports and recreation, and sales.

Mr. Goodwin subscribes to cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapies, but also utilizes empirically-supported interventions from other theoretical orientations to dictate which framework will best meet his clients’ needs. He enjoys interacting with people and helping others reach their full potential, as well as understanding the biological and environmental factors that are intrinsic to human thoughts and behaviors.  He looks forward to serving you.* Learn more about Darrin here.

* He is only prepared to accept self-pay clients at this time.

Jacqueline Roberts

Clinical Intern

Jacqueline Roberts is a clinical intern that holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is currently working to attain a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. She is passionate about assisting families, couples, and individuals to identify and understand their unique concerns through building positive rapport and collaboration. Jacqueline’s counseling approach is based on acceptance, safety, and nonjudgment. She believes that it is essential to establish a therapeutic relationship constructed on empathy and positive regard to produce development, change, and empowerment. Jacqueline employs concepts, techniques, and procedures that are grounded in a proven scientific foundation, such as CBT, Structural Therapy and other integrative methods to complement each client’s individuality, goals, and the change they desire to achieve.

Areas of Interest:

  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Stress & Anger Management
  • Christian Counseling

Next Steps...

We are ready to help you transcend those dark situations you may be facing. Book an appointment with us today.

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