Insightful Options, PLLC has a team of professional, dedicated and experienced therapists. Please allow them to introduce themselves below.
Charlotte's Premier and Elite Therapy/Counseling Services
Services in Charlotte NC and Georgetown SC & Tele-Therapy in North Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia
Dr. Latasha McIlwaine, Ed.D., MA, MHA, CCVDC, LPC, LCAS, LPCS, LCMHCS, ICAADC, CCS, ICCS, SAP, MAC, ACS
Founder of IO, PLLC
Author of Fragile Brokenness:
Specialties- Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Couples/Premarital, Prepared Enrich Counselor, Prime for Life Instructor, Clinical Supervision, Business Consulting
Dr. McIlwaine has been practicing since 2005 and she established IO, PLLC in 2006.
Dr. McIlwaine is a native of Georgetown, SC and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She is a provider in both North and South Carolina and Georgia. She also provides clinical supervision to Associate Level counselors wishing to obtain their full license. Dr. McIlwaine has developed a practice of highly qualified and well-trained professionals to provide many of the different services offered at IO, PLLC. As the CEO and Clinical Director, it is Dr. McIlwaine's sole duty to recruit the best of the best to provide highly professional and personalized services to our clients. In addition, she has developed a Clinical Training Internship Program with master level students to provide clinical services under her supervision at a reduced rate to help individuals and famiies to obtain affordable clinical services. Dr. McIlwaine serves as the Preceptor and Clinical Supervision.
Dr. McIlwaine practice counseling as a generalist because of her extensive background working with different populations with a wide range of diverse issues. She has experience with children, adolescents, adults, males and females, couples and families. Dr. McIlwaine has a wide knowledge base in different areas because of her over 25 years of service in the human service, criminal justice, public service, non-profit and law enforcement fields. Dr. McIlwaine has been providing human services in the Charlotte- Mecklenburg community since 1996.
Dr. McIlwaine's most common approached counseling are a combination of person/client-centered, brief solution focused, reality and cognitive behavioral therapies. She also has experience with counseling in outpatient, in-home services, jail, emergency department, community, residential and inpatient settings. Dr. McIlwaine also presents on various topics at health fairs, speaks on mental health and healthcare panels, conducts workshops, seminars, and training for private, non-profit and corporate organizations regarding mental health and substance use disorders.
Dr. McIlwaine is currently an Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University and Grand Canyon University, both online. She also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Johnson C. Smith University and Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC and Gaston College in Belmont, NC. Dr. McIlwaine serves as a Clinical Field Instructor/Preceptor and IO, PLLC serves as a Clinical Field Placement Site for Johnson C. Smith University MSW Program, North Carolina A&T Counseling Program and several other clinical programs from universities across the USA. Dr. McIlwaine was also recognized for being nominated for MSW Field Instructor of the Year 2014-2015. In 2017, Dr. McIlwaine obtained the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential that ensures that she is nationally recognized Clinical Supervisor.
Additionally, Dr. McIlwaine completed her Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University-Sarasota, FL. Dr. McIlwaine completed her dissertation study on DWI Treatment Services. The title of her dissertation was ASSESSING COUNSELORS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM FOR FIRST-TIME DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED OFFENDERS.
Dr. McIlwaine enjoys helping others, working with her two sons and she is passionate about learning, teaching and coaching cheer/dance in her community. In the past few years, Dr. McIlwaine has directed her focus in other areas with her two sons. As a family, they have launched The Greene-McIlwaine Foundation- Nonprofit Organization, Greene-McIlwaine Properties, a Radio Show/PodCast- We Got Options Hosted by The Doctor and Son(s) and Dr. McIlwaine has turned her passion into a business with the addition of DrDreamDancer Studios to focus on the Arts and Movement Therapy by offering art, fitness, meditation, dance, cheer and gymnastic classes in her community. Additionally, Dr. McIlwaine has released her first book in December 2023; Fragile Brokenness: