Leah Allen

(LCSW, CADC)

About Me

Leah Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides client-centered therapy to teens, adults, couples, and families. Leah has experience treating a range of issues including trauma, mood experiences, anxiety, relationship issues, LGBTQ experiences, and addictions.

Leah is a native Oregonian born and raised in Eugene and living in Bend since 2009. After earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology from University of Oregon Leah pursued her Masters of Social Work from Portland State University and graduated with honors. Immediately following her masters degree Leah pursued her licensure and is now licensed in Social Work and holds a speciality license as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

During Leah’s career as a Social Worker she has dedicated herself to on-going study and has specialty training in a wide-range of therapeutic interventions including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational enhancement, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Leah gravitates towards strength-based approaches with all of her clients and believes in the strength and resiliency of the individuals she works with.

Leah most recently worked for Deschutes County Behavioral Health as a therapist for adults. She has also worked for St. Charles and was the Program Director for a residential treatment program in Bend. Leah is passionate about providing the most effective and compassionate therapy possible for the clients that she services and greatly enjoys the honor of hearing people’s stories and walking along their path towards health and happiness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 6

Licensing

LCSW #L6789 (Expires: 2017-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

Leah is a great counselor!

Written by T._. on Jun 30, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 4 months addictions

A truly compassionate soul, Leah understands how to reach out and understand, without judgement. She takes the time to get a grasp on what is needed, without rushing in, and trying to 'fix' everything without first feeling out the issues at hand. She is wonderful, and the jagged edges of my life have been smoothed out, and she played a major role in that.

Written by A.N. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 2 months relationship

Leah is supportive and kind and makes me feel very comfortable in expressing the doubts and fears I have without judgement.

Written by M.A on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Leah Allen is awesome! She asks thoughtful questions that only the skilled therapist tends to ask. Give her a try and I am certain you won't be disappointed.

Written by T.W on May 06, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 months depression, and anger

Leah has helped me get through the last few months. I would contact her again if I need help.

Written by D.U on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and career

Leah was very helpful. She seemed dedicated to helping me solve my issues. Very nice councilor to work with.

Written by T._ on Apr 20, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 2 months addictions

Absolutely wonderful therapist. Makes a great connection and is helpful with all facets of my life.

Written by K.E. on Apr 06, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 4 weeks relationship, and anger

I really enjoy getting to talk to you and getting advice. I really appreciate you.

Written by B. on Apr 04, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks depression, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Besides being such a kind, caring and down to earth person, she a wealth of knowledge. She makes me really think and challenges me in ways I've never been challenged. Since my short time with her, I feel I have gained so much and she has really helped in quite a few areas of my life. I would recommend her to anybody and everybody as I feel privileged to be working with her.

Written by R.O on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She is very helpful, understanding, patient and kind. She has helped me to move forward and combat the issues I am having. I didn't know if talking to someone online would even help, but I can honestly say it has. Thank you Leah.

Written by K.A on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks self esteem

I find Leah very easy to work with. She is terrific at being able to break down what you are saying so you can understand behavior. She is very patient, professional and thorough in giving advice and talking through situations. She is helping me clear my mind. I would highly recommend her.

Written by P.A on Jan 31, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 days depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Great communication

Written by S.T on Jan 25, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Leah is very patient with me, and thorough with her explanations and understanding of my symptoms to get it sorted out.

Written by J.E on Jan 18, 2017 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Now that I'm going through the hardest time of my life, Leah has been a person that I can go to seek advice and help me get through it. She is very professional and does a great job.