Generational Trauma Stops Here
We aim to create intentional space for exploration, healing, and growth.
What if you were able to identify where some of your problematic beliefs and behaviors started, heal, and move forward not repeating the same patterns, would you do it? Many don't realize that's an option. So many of us are living out our traumas and calling it personality - "that's just how I am." Trauma that is not transformed is transmitted and many of us are numerous generations into this cycle. Trauma travels from generation to generation until someone is ready to feel it, heal it, and let it. It can stop with you!
Healing is possible, and we are here to travel the journey alongside you.
La Shanda Sugg, LPC
Owner, Therapist, Consultant
La Shanda Sugg, LPC is a therapist, trainer, and consultant. Gifted with the art of translating, she takes complex concepts and makes them relatable and easy to understand. Her ability to create safety, along with her deeply profound insights and engaging personality make her a highly sought-after trainer and counselor. Her passion to help people heal and live fulfilled lives is obvious through her work both in the training space and the therapy room.
WHO WE SPECIALIZE IN HELPING
Whether you are a family that takes annual vacations together and has weekly dinners or a family that hasn’t spoken in years, familial relationships can be complicated and difficult to navigate. Labors of Love can assist you in identifying the root of the challenges that plague your family and will walk alongside you as you heal those wounds.
We further specialize in working with Caucasian families that adopt and/or foster African American children. The complexities of abandonment, identity, and racial trauma can be challenging to navigate; you don't have to do it alone.
Abuse & Trauma Survivors
“Abuse” and “Trauma” are such hard words. The implications of these words often lead many people to minimize the severity and resulting impact of experiences they have had. Labors of Love specializes in creating a space for you to “get your story straight” without blaming or shaming, but by rightly assigning responsibility for the events in your life that continue to alter your perceptions and experiences. Labors of Love will walk alongside you during this delicate and life-changing journey.
First Responders & Other Healers
Being on the front lines, whether in law enforcement, health and medicine, social service, or education, can be difficult and draining – often requiring you to pour from an empty well. Labors of Love creates a safe space for you to replenish by addressing the aspects of your work that trigger your own pain, identifying wounds that require healing, and developing self-care plans.
Athletes & Athletes' Families
Few people understand the trying dynamics of being an athlete or the loved one of an athlete. The grueling schedules and requirements often leave little time and energy for much else, creating challenges in relationships. Often without support, these relationships dissipate. Labors of Love creates safe and intentional space for the athlete and his or her loved ones to share their experiences and work toward healing the wounds created by such a demanding lifestyle.
Clergy & Faith-based Leaders
Highly sought after and in high demand, Clergy and other Faith-Based Leaders are running on empty with few resources for mental, emotional, and spiritual support. Diligent to serve their greater purpose, many are bordering on burnout. Labors of Love creates safe and intentional space for these leaders to be their authentic selves, free of shame and judgement, to replenish and maintain sight of why they do the work they do.