Mrs. Laletha Shabazz discovered her passion for mental health over twenty years ago while earning her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Old Dominion University. After graduation, she worked with at-risk adolescent girls in a residential treatment facility. She also has experience working with individuals with mental and behavioral health diagnoses as a case manager and in group home settings.
Mrs. Shabazz decided to return to school and obtained her license as a registered nurse from Medical Careers Institute. Laletha’s nursing experiences include ICU, acute rehab, medical and mental health case management, pediatric home health, and medical insurance. Her unique background has given her the skills to empathize and work collaboratively with her patients.
Mrs. Shabazz holds an affinity for caring for children and adolescents. She also has an affinity for caring for individuals diagnosed with autism. She finds joy in assisting patients and their caregivers through their unique challenges. Mrs. Shabazz utilizes supportive therapy and psychopharmacology to benefit her patients' emotional and mental needs. She strives to provide a humanistic philosophy of care, which aims to provide care with respect and dignity to an individual’s beliefs and values. Following this approach, she understands that compassion can be a powerful catalyst for healing. Mrs. Shabazz strives to ensure all of her patients feel valued, empowered, and successful in solving problems as they arise to eliminate disruption in the daily routines associated with life.
2021 - 2022
Northern Kentucky University
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
2014 - 2016
Western Governors University
Master of Science in Nursing - Education (MSN)
2005 - 2007
Medical Careers Institute
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
1988 - 2002
Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS)