Leah Schumacher

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of North Carolina. I began my journey into social work and counseling after being honorably discharged from the US Army in 2006. Due to a lengthy combat tour overseas in Iraq, I was able to gain firsthand knowledge and understanding about the devastating effects Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Close friends of mine were irrevocably changed before my eyes, and I needed to understand why that transition took place. I utilized my G.I. Bill and obtained my Master’s Degree. I have been in the social work field for over five years, working in various settings: veteran’s programs, residential treatment facilities for youth, outpatient treatment and a substance abuse treatment facility. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care.
My belief is that real change can occur in one’s life when they work with a therapist who is genuine and unbiased; someone who has a desire to see others moving forward and living their lives to the fullest. It would be a true honor to be that individual for you or your loved one.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C010355 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coaching, and adhd

I believe this is a great space to declutter your mind and find guidance. Although nothing would beat live in person counseling, the video conference is a great alternative.

Written by H.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leah is amazing. Very attentive, personal, and calming. I’ve loved working with her so far.

Written by R.E. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leah gives carefully considered and detailed responses to my long trains of thoughts that morph into other tangents that she also never forgets to address. This form of communication for therapy has been working better for me as I have found it hard to speak my thoughts and just typing them down gives me time time to think as I go. Hoping it’s not to inconvenient! Will eventually hope to call her someday to talk in person. I have started thinking about some of my problems from different angles, which helps.

Written by M.I. on Aug 30, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leah is so easy to talk to about anything. I was nervous but she put me at ease. She is not judgmental and hears what you are saying and puts you at ease and provides constructive feedback. I recommend her wholeheartedly!

Written by T.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Very pleasant and understanding she listens to what I am saying and provides solutions for me.

Written by K.T. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I have only had 2 sessions with Leah but she listens so well. She is also funny and personable so I don’t feel like I’m talking to a dry person simply taking notes on my problems. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by N.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Leah helped me identify why I was feeling so much pain and hurt from a recent fallout. She’s supportive and a good listener.

Written by J.O. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks

She is awesome, and always makes me look forward to sessions and always listens to me. Couldn’t ask for more help from someone.

Written by J.O. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Leah is very compassionate and helpful. She both directs the discussion AND listens well and remembers what you tell her. She's also VERY responsive. You don't have to wait a long time to get a reply.