Welcome! I know it is a big decision to engage in therapy and I’m excited to help guide you while you achieve your goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated with my MSW from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I have worked as a Social Worker for 15 years in a variety of behavioral health settings including outpatient settings (clinic and community based), inpatient setting (behavioral health hospital), school based, group therapy, crisis intervention, as well as case management. I believe in helping individuals and families improve their entire system and environment that surrounds them. The majority of my experience has been in helping clients overcome or cope with symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, grief, and anger management. I also have experience assisting individuals cope with trauma and am trained in EMDR as well as TF-CBT.
My style is caring, direct, and client centered. I want to help others achieve what they want in life. I am non-judgmental and believe that everyone can improve their quality of life and happiness, but some people require different routes to achieve this. Life is hard so it is okay to ask for some help to find our way! I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 13911
She is amazing and always responds quickly!!
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues
Thank you for always checking on me
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, adhd, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, grief, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
Wonderful, patient, a great listener. I’m so lucky to have matched with Leah!
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression
Leah is thoughtful and helpful and she listens without judgment. I felt safe talking to her about where I needed some help and guidance in my life. We are constant works in progress and I would request to work with Leah again if I need her.
Written on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 3 months on issues concerning anger management
Calm, assertive and supportive, what everyone needs in a great therapist.
Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd
Leah is awesome! Very down-to-earth and understanding, and a well-rounded good person.
Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues