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!!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

HI LCSW LCSW-4475


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leah Usery. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

They are all perfect in all procedures they make

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve done a lot of counseling sessions throughout my life and I have never felt like I did with Leah, and it was only my first session! She understood me and she doesn’t just listen/provide tools. Her method of Counseling provides action to really help you for the long run. She’s extremely knowledgeable and I can’t wait to dive in deeper on our future session! Highly recommend!

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Leah is amazing and is very easy to talk to. She gets me and I feel a huge amount of pain lifted whenever I speak to her. I still have a lot of work to do for my recovery and I’m hopeful to see my journey through with Leah. Thank you.

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is super easy to talk to and comforting. She makes you look at things in a different perspective and get your thoughts on a more realistic point of view.

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

I absolutely loved my sessions with Leah! After talking to her about my practice of meditation and yoga she offered heart centred hypnotherapy to me. I had never heard of it before but after Leah explained it to me I was so excited to try it. After each session I felt amazing, like a weight had been lifted off my shoulder. I could not recommend Leah enough!

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Leah is very kind, but firm. She is supportive and at the same time, tells me things I don't want to hear. I appreciate it, though, as a therapist should not just be a sounding board, but make you see and deal with hard truths about yourself. Therapy is painful and slow, but healing as well.

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