LaToya Harley Dowden is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She started her career working for the North Carolina Department of Corrections as a Registered Nurse. There she received mental health experience in the criminal justice system.
She then went on to receive a Master of Science in Nursing in Psychiatry at the University of South Alabama. She has worked in medical, psychiatric, and community health settings. She has also worked in the field of Addiction. LaToya has witnessed others struggling with the burden of mental illness and felt compelled to make a difference. She is most passionate about destigmatizing mental illness and helping patients improve their quality of life. In her spare time, LaToya enjoys playing and listening to music, cooking world cuisines, travel, and spending time with family.
If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it. - Russel Wilson