Forest Park Office

Trauma Specialized. Healing Focused.

Pain and survival are part of the human experience. Labors of Love aims to create intentional space for exploration, healing, and growth. Whether through counseling or specifically-tailored trainings and consultation, Labors of Love helps people appreciate the importance of understanding lived experiences, the woundings those experiences often create, and their impact on current functioning and daily living. Healing is possible, and we are here to travel the journey alongside you.


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.


"As an intergenerational and specific trauma survivor, I truly value the work and process of healing and growth. I would never suggest that someone cannot guide a person where he or she has not been, but it definitely helps to know the terrain. The combination of my own personal journey, working in the mental health field for over a decade, and specialized training and certifications have equipped me with valuable tools and insights that I am eager to share with others. I truly believe I have been purposed to walk alongside others in their personal and professional journeys to healing and fulfillment. I would be honored to be that support for you as well."



-La Shanda Sugg, LPC

 Owner, Therapist and Consultant