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Leah DeMarest, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa. I went on to obtain my Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Walden University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, family issues, career challenges, and addiction. I have helped individuals ages 5 years to 100 years old.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, no matter one's race, religion, sex, gender, interests, or background. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, behavioral, and motivational interviewing therapies. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

IA LMHC 076092


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Leah is very easy to talk to and gives feed back that makes you feel valided

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem