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Loretta Pettiford

  • Maryland
  • Provides confidential online counseling through BetterHelp

About Loretta Pettiford's service

Loretta Pettiford is a highly experienced Clinical Social Worker and Creative Arts therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome sadness and emotional pain. With over 20 years of experience, Loretta has treated members of all branches of the military and their families, both in the United States and overseas, as a Clinician with the Department of Defense. Currently based in Washington D.C. and Maryland, Loretta offers a range of therapeutic services including private practice, Online Video Therapy, texting, and Skype sessions. Loretta specializes in treating African Americans and other minorities who struggle with depression, anxiety, fear, feelings of exclusion, low self-esteem, inequality, racism, and sub-cultural racism in toxic environments. Additionally, Loretta is skilled in working with Baby Boomers and Millennials of all races who are facing challenges such as transition, midlife crisis, empty nest, menopause, relationships, and grief and loss. As a psychotherapist, Loretta takes an eclectic approach, tailoring therapeutic interventions to each client’s emotional needs, comfort level, and personality. These interventions may include Solution Oriented therapy, Reality therapy, CBT, Mindfulness therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma therapy. With L

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Years in practice

25 years

NPI number


License Details

MD LCSW-C 13717, DC LICSW LC301732

License: LCSW-C


License number: 13717

Expires at 2023-10-31



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