LaTasha Toney was born, raised and trained in Birmingham, Alabama.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Social Work from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Master’s of Social Work from The University of Alabama. 

LaTasha has fourteen years of social service experience and ten years as a licensed social  worker. She has worked with individuals all over the lifespan. LaTasha has worked in in-home services, group home settings and inpatient psychiatry. All of these experiences have helped LaTasha to form a unique perspective on working with a variety of individuals. 

LaTasha is passionate about mental health as she understands that a persons mental frame of reference impacts all areas of their lives. 

LaTasha uses a strength based perspective to help individuals to navigate through their healing journey. She is honored to support individuals on their healing journey at/ Strive. 

In her free time, LaTasha enjoys writing, discovering hiking trails, baking pound cakes, enjoying new coffee shops and encouraging others. 



Espy Sanchez is currently a student at the University of Montevallo and will be graduating at the end of this coming fall with her BS in Psychology. 

Some of her most distinctive characteristics include her fluency in both English and Spanish,  her current status as a collegiate student athlete, and  her passion towards the field of counseling and mental health. 

Espy enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her loved ones, and going to the beach. 

She is most excited to be with Strive and serve the community.