Lynda M. Latta, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Geriatric Services (Telehealth)

After graduating with a master's degree in community mental health and psychiatric nursing from UCLA-Los Angeles, Lynda worked with the Native American people in New Mexico; supervised medical and nursing students working with outpatient and inpatient psychiatric cases in Virginia; designed and implemented a Psychiatric Day Treatment program in rural Virginia; offered parenting life skills training and support through the "Families Together" program in Victorville, CA; and most recently began offering psychiatric assessment/follow-up and behavioral health recommendations via telemedicine to residents of nursing facilities in outstate Minnesota who would not otherwise have access to mental health care.

Lynda has been working in the holistic, mental health, and psychiatric fields for more than 35 years. She has been offering holistic counseling services to the people of the Southern California high desert for more than 25 years. Her experience includes helping people of all ages with many different life challenges. Lynda is committed to offering quality service, focusing on the whole person. Because she has had such a varied experiential background, she is able to compassionately relate to people and be of help in many life situations.

Areas of specialty:

  • Geriatric mental health care
  • Inner child work; healing from abusive relationships
  • Spiritual counseling and grief/loss
  • Holistic counseling: assessment of and recommendations for body, mind and spirit
  • Stress management/meditation/mindfulness/mind management

Licensures/Certifications/Titles:

  • Registered Nurse in California and Minnesota (RN)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (PMHCNS-BC)
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist - Certified & Registered with the American Board of Hypnotherapy
  • Spiritual Counselor - Certified with the American Board of Hypnotherapy

Education:

  • Master of Nursing (MSN) - UCLA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (BA) - UCLA
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