Leah Little

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About Me

Leah Little, LMSW, CAADC is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the states of Michigan and Illinois, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan, with a concentration in mental health and interpersonal practice. Her graduate training was conducted at Michigan Medicine, in the Psychiatric Emergency Services. During this internship, she obtained extensive training in various evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Later in her career, while in government service with the U.S. Veteran’s Health Administration, Leah was trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). Leah has over a decade of work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy to adolescents and adults in community non-profit, hospital, and private practice settings. Her areas of treatment focus include life transitions, grief/loss, relationship or family issues, general stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or coping with past trauma. Leah strives to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere where you can openly share thoughts and feelings, talk about your dreams and goals, be unashamed to cry, and maybe even laugh a little.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801091828 (Expires: 2022-04-30)

LCSW #149.023411 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by G.E. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

In the short time I've been working with Leah, I have begun to feel more hopeful and less anxious. I am so impressed by Leah's responsiveness. It helped us quickly get to the heart of the matter(s) I am concerned with. I really responded to being able to message for a week before our first video session. I like that she suggests practical exercises as well as providing empathetic listening and reflecting my thoughts back to me. I feel an ease with her, without any pressure to be friends. I took a chance on Betterhelp and I'm glad I tried it.