Leah McGraw

(LCPC)

About Me

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I have helped many clients with anxiety and depression. Much of my work has been with clients in crises at an inpatient psychiatric facility, but I have also worked in day treatment and outpatient settings. I have been counseling since 1995, and have been independently licensed since 2008.

I like to focus on coping skills that a client can begin to use immediately, like mindfulness and positive self talk, and then move on to deeper emotional issues as a client is ready to share. I use mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also like focusing on solution oriented and problems solving, along with motivational interviewing. It's important to me to meet a client where they are before we can focus on moving forward. I find many people can benefit from a communication "tune-up" that can help their relationships move in a more positive direction.

Outside of the office, I spend my time in the beautiful outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking in the summer, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter. I really enjoy reading and some papercrafting with friends as well. I share my home with various furry friends and get a lot of comfort from my rabbits, guinea pigs, and dog.

Deciding to enter therapy is an exciting and sometimes scary decision. I am here to support you as you use your time and energy to create a more positive you working on the goals that you help identify.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #5734143-6004 (Expires: 2020-09-30)

LCPC # B​B​H​-​L​C​P​C​-​L​I​C​-​1​5​4​0 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leah is great at listening, she is also considerate, and kind. I am confident in her knowledge as a counselor and am comfortable confiding in her.

Written by C.A. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Leah is really easy to talk to, it’s easy to send messages at convenient times for me, and she suggests useful ways to reconsider & approach situations. She’s quick to respond (time difference allowing!), but it’s much better than having to wait for a face to face session. I feel heard, and that there is somewhere I can go to express what I’m feeling. Much appreciated!

Written by C.O. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She’s the best!

Written by R.O. on Mar 10, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Leah is an amazing therapist striking the right balance between empathy and accountability! She thoughtfully suggests new ways of thinking and doing that allow for real change to happen. She is engaged and professional. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to see a difference in their life.

Written by J.O. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leah always knows how to cheer me up and restores hope in my current situation. When I don’t message her for a minute, she always checks up on me. She’s good at holding me accountable for my actions, but also validates my feelings. I always feel like I’m saying something important when I talk to Leah. Highly recommend to anyone!

Written by S.H. on Oct 15, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Leah has been wonderful, very easy to talk to .

Written by L.A. on Sep 20, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Leah is always a step ahead of me, knowing if I'm ready to really talk or just vent about my day. Leah has sound advice and truly understands what you may be going through at the time.
Leah is always checking in with me about may day and sharing her life experiences, Leah has done an amazing job for me,

Thank you Leah.

Written by J.U. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning family, grief, and self esteem

Leah has been great. She is quick to respond and has a way of listening and counseling that helps me process my life. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by T.O. on Apr 10, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Leah has done a great job listening to me on the message boards and responds in a timely manner. She is helping me work through some personal self doubt and helping my fiancée understand what anxiety and depression are. She checks in with me when she hasn’t heard from me. I really do appreciate being able to message her anytime as things arise. Thank you BetterHelp for being there and being affordable.