Dr. La’Tesha is the epitome of academic, philanthropic and social service excellence. This Roselle, New Jersey native has proven to possess the wisdom of the ages and the heart of a self-effacing leader. Dr. La’Tesha has been serving disenfranchised individuals and communities for over two decades and believes in helping others transform their thinking to change their lives.
Dr. La’Tesha is the President and Founder of Great Joy Counseling and Consulting Services where she and her team of therapists provide innovative, therapeutic psychotherapy & life coaching services to thousands of individuals, couples, families, and groups each year.
She is also the Chief Executive Officer at Erase the Divide, a NJ based nonprofit, aimed at eradicating the digital divide in communities of color.
Dr. La'Tesha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, author, grant -writer corporate and non profit trainer, and program facilitator. She loves to teach students and train them to be change agents in their communities.
As a professor who has served in the Master of Social Work departments at the University of New England and Rutgers University, she is currently a professor at both the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Kean University Department of Social Work.
Dr. La’Tesha is a philanthropist and has partnered, sponsored, and assisted numerous nonprofit initiatives globally including programs in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Ghana, Mexico and Egypt. Each year she sponsors three NJ high school students with college or trade school scholarships.
In the consultation portion of her business, Dr. La'Tesha has provided notable training and facilitator services to 55 nonprofit and for profit organizations.
Dr. La'Tesha's community service includes a board membership position at Women of NJPAC. A Board Chair position at Rz the Flags, a Global Outreach Initiative focused on HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, human trafficking, and a Director of Business Development position at Women Operating in Opulence, a nonprofit financial literacy organization for women of color.
Dr. La’Tesha Sampson has earned a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Metropolitan College of New York, a Master's of Social Work from Kean University, and a Ph.D in Christian Counseling and Psychology from Northwestern Theological Seminary