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Barbara Leigh, LPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer a seasoned combination of wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to identify your particular needs and tailor treatment modalities to your unique circumstances and expectations. I enjoy helping people discover their true needs/desires and pursuing their dreams, potential and meeting their life goals.

I specialize in helping you overcome life's speed bumps - being stuck, restlessness, grief, depression, anxiety and trauma (I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional). I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, families and with partners/marriages. I have worked in multiple settings - inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, residential, in-home, private practice and, of course, virtual! My "pet topics" are neuropsychology, PTSD/ADHD and media psychology. My pioneering work with online counseling in the 90s (pre-Google!) was featured on Oprah's network and in Glamour Magazine, so I come to you with the highest of standards in the field.

I typically use cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills-building from dialectical-behavioral therapy and neurotherapy (teaching about how your mind-body chemicals spur your feelings which lead to thoughts, behaviors and habits). I believe that people change when they're ready - my goal is to help you get ready to change and then to support you through change. You know you can't directly change others, but you CAN change yourself - and by doing so, you help change the world for the better, one step at a time.

And it all starts with you!

Let's create a treatment plan that is both realistic and challenging for you - one that involves a precise balance of safety and risk, comfort and courage. My clients say I'm easy and fun to work with because of the combination of my personality, professional and personal experience...and thus I use a balanced combination of compassion, reality and humor...and because I'm real.

Change is hard enough - why not make it fun, meaningful and enjoy the journey?

I look forward to working with you!

Ready? Set....Grow!!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Sleeping disorders Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

SC LPC 7434

OR LPC C2791

WA LMHC LH61398809

GA LPC LPC012808

AL LPC 3031

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara Leigh. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Barbara is knowledgeable, professional and also very personable. She has helped me gain insight, learn to be more self aware and ask myself questions that are effective in changing my less productive or serving habits so that I can make progress on my own as well. I really recommend her.

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate her expertise and ability to be human.

Written on Apr 27, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Best therapist I've ever had.. nice to have a therapist that's on the Spectrum as well.

Written on Apr 17, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Barbara is very caring, thoughtful and reaches out to make sure I have access to care. Highly recommended.

Written on Apr 04, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is very understanding and patient. Exactly what I wanted

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

The very best

Written on Feb 18, 2024 after therapy with Barbara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes