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Leah Usery, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I love helping people! I love witnessing the transformation and seeing the sparkle in their eyes return or intensify. Life is an experience that is full of unplanned, unexpected events that can be difficult to deal with- but it is all surmountable! I truly believe that once we are able to clear away some of the ego, our inner voice/higher self can be heard and that is when incredible shifts in life begin! Shifts that lead to our best selves!
I am licensed clinical social worker who has received extensive training in many trauma focused modalities such CPT, CBT, EMDR and PE. I'm also and Advanced Clinical Heart Centered Hypnotherapist and am blown away with its capacity to transform lives. I am trained to work with children, teenagers, couples and groups. I am also a veteran with over 20 years of experience of military life as both the spouse and service member and therapist.
"No one changes unless they want to. Not if you beg them. Not if you shame them. Not if you use reason, emotion, or tough love. There's only one thing that makes someone change: their own realization that they need to do it..." Lori Deschene. CONGRATULATE YOURSELF FOR TAKING THAT STEP!!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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Wonderful Leah! Friendly, listens, understands, compassionate, passionate to help with healing and has different tools. It’s a conversation. Immediate I have felt comfortable she gives me a feeling of authenticity. I look forward to continuing and see where my progress is in the future.

Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s very polite and understanding, doesn’t judge myself and I’m sure others. She’s able to provide much needed tools to benefit myself. She doesn’t push she listens and gives out such good inputs. She is wonderful

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

Leah has been amazing! I've been seeing her for about a year and a half now and she has really helped me through a lot. She is so caring and such a good listener and gives great advice and help. She understands every concern and has really helped me grow as a person since I started therapy.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I was hesitant at first to have a therapist with a military background, but I am so thankful to not have pre-judged because I would have missed out on a caring & competent therapist that I 100% trust & look forward to interacting with each time!

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Leah has taught me so much about acceptance, self love, and understanding mental frameworks I've built within myself within only the first few sessions. I look forward to my weekly meetings with her, and bonding with her over our similar interests on spirituality and professions in psychology. I use tools she's taught me every day, and am making huge gains in the direction I desired when starting. I highly recommend her and her unique skill with connecting to your higher self and building self love and trust.

Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Leah is a VERY personable therapist. She reads my mood and adapts to my concerns and overarching need patterns with the kind of subtlety and touch that only comes with experience. She's made miles of difference in such a short time for me and I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd