Leah Pavela-Mullins

(LCSW, C-ET)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey.

My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know you and try to find out what is at the heart of your issue. Together, we will talk about possible avenues you may want to take, or changes you may want to consider. I may give you some “homework” assignments…things to write out or think about, worksheets to complete, or even techniques/exercises to practice in your own time so that some of what we discuss in our sessions is reinforced.

Most of all, I will be an objective listener, helping you to gain insight into what is going on with you, so that you are able to make the choices and changes you want to, in your own time.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW #SW7224 (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LICSW #101321 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I cannot fully express how grateful I am to Leah for being so incredibly kind, honest and hopeful. Leah is somebody who listens and completely believes in you. Her advice and the worksheets she supplies have helped me so much. To anyone starting counselling with Leah, know that you couldn't be in safer hands. Thank you so much, Leah!

Written by P.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 11 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Leah provides a wonderful combination of professionalism, dedication, skills and empathy that makes me feel both cared for and gives me insight and direction.

Written by D.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Leah has been a great support during a very challenging time in my life. She has helped validate my emotions which has been very healing. She also checks in on me when I disappear and I really appreciate that.

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Meeting Leah was the best experience during a time of doubt, anxiety and lack of clarity in my professional and family life. Without noticing she helped me grow in my confidence and stand up for my needs. I trully recomend her.

Written by A.N. on Jul 04, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Leah is great to work with! She is a great listener and shared whatever resources she can to help you come to a better solution. She is caring and professional and I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling with their relationships or personal life!

Written by D.O. on Jun 08, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

If you are on the fence about getting help or finding the right counselor, you need to look no further! Leah Mullins is professional, caring, and extremely helpful. She is available through multiple communication methods, makes you feel heard and understood, and has helped me grow in ways I never expect. I am so grateful for her!

Written by G.E. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Leah is extremely thoughtful and insightful in her exercises. She helps aids me in finding new perspective when I’m struggling. She listens well and touches base with me should I ever go to long without a check in. It makes me feel supported knowing that she is always just a text away.

Written by S.T. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks

Very satisfied so far.

Written by C.H. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

So far Leah has been very helpful to me and my life. I look forward to continuing to work with her and the growth I will continue to experience.

Written by K.U. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leah has been very helpful.

Written by K.E. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

It’s the beginning but I’m excited to see where this journey can take me.

Written by M.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Leah Mullins is an amazing person to talk to. She really cares about the work which leads to her being able to properly PinPoint the battles we are facing, and than as she is helping us determine these triggers of our battles with her professionalism she helps us understand how to better navigate our emotions in dealing with these specific triggers. I’m so happy Leah Mullins is working with me, and I’m excited to see this journey of my life evolve.

Written by A.N. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Leah has been so supportive and patient in our correspondence and has given me some really great advice with regards to my mental health. She has very much put me first regarding my further treatment.

Thank you again, Leah.

Would recommend!

Written by S.A. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Still a bit early to fully tell but I am finding out about things that I haven't before and my mind is more at ease learning here. Hopefully I can come out feeling better at some point. She knows my problems and is addressing them perfectly.

Written by A.N. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing!

Written by M.O. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s very professional and explains exactly how we’re going to work together on my end goals. I feel supported by Leah and that I’m not alone in my journey.

Written by D.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Leah is excellent!

Written by J.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Leah is really helpful and supportive, I'm really glad to have her help me on this part of my journey.

Written by L.E. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Leah is a wonderful counselor. She is thoughtful and introspective in her assessments of situations. She challenges you in a kind manner and her questions and comments help lead you to important realizations and skill building necessary for personal growth.

Written by K.R. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 months

Leah is a calm voice in my stormy life. So grateful for her.

Written by A.D. on Mar 22, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is an amazing therapist! Leah always hears me out and has been very understanding with everything I've told her. She has also helped by giving me writing assignments that have really helped me move forward from my problems and I definitely have seen myself improving a lot. I would highly recommend her as your counselor! :)

Written by A.N. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is very positive, calm and motivating and I immediately felt comfortable with her. I have recommended her to a friend.

Written by T.E. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Love Leah. She checks in on me and helps me stay focused on my goals and my growth.

Written by W.H. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Leah has been so impactful in just a short period of time. She’s very understand, cautious and influential. She’s helped me sort and organize my thoughts which I’ve never done but it’s helping a lot. She’s very responsive and interactive

Written by A.S. on Feb 23, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Leah has been a wonderful support to me. She is warm and wise, and great at what she does. I deeply appreciate her.

Written by J.T. on Feb 01, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leah has been such a great help to me as I try to process a variety of challenges including: my relationship with my oldest son, different stages of deconstruction of my faith which has been very difficult for me, finding balance in life and in my relationships, etc... I’m so grateful for my therapy sessions with her. Also, she gives me helpful assignments and we message through the app on a regular basis between actual phone sessions! Again, I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

Written by L.E. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Leah is supportive and understanding about my personal concerns. She listens without judgement allows me to process what I am feeling when I have live sessions with her. She assigns homework that allows me to reflect on my feelings. I would highly recommend her to others.

Written by J.O. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Leah is an emphatic professional. She asks the right questions to dig into your situation and understand your needs. She is respectful and nonjudgmental. Her worksheets help me organize my thoughts and understand the areas where I need help with. She also doesn’t rush you and work with you at your pace. She is understanding and takes the time to address your problem.

Written by H.E. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s great

Written by A.T. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Leah Mullins is very thoughtful. She listens and provides coping tools. I look forward to my time with her. She is extremely responsive.

Written by K.E. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Leah genuinely tries to understand what you are going through and doesn't judge.

Written by R.A. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Leah has been amazingly supportive of all of the issues I have brought to the table. She is compassionate, understanding and has offered really helpful advice. Talking to Leah through BetterHelp has opened up a way for me to resolve many of the things that have been weighing me down throughout my life and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you!

Written by L.E. on Jul 15, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am so glad I decided to start counseling. Leah is non judgmental and listens. She asks questions that help guide me towards my goals. She follows up with me and send me worksheets that help me open up better and structure myself to stay strong with my struggles and make game plans to help me when I am weak. I always feel better after a phone session and know I'm on a path to healing.

Written by H.I. on Jun 27, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I was skeptical about this type of counseling but Leah made me feel confident from the beginning with her straight forward profile, thoughtful questions, and rapid responses. I feel that she truly sympathizes with my situation but also holds me accountable for finding solutions.

Written by H.A. on Jun 22, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leah has been very kind. I feel very well listened to. Leah has helped me gain confidence. Thank you!

Written by R.A. on Jun 18, 2019 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really like her, and she’s helped me so much in the little time we have been speaking . Thank you guys for matching me up with her.