Hi, I am an individual and family therapist. I started my educational journey at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York where I obtained an associate degree. Then I went to Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York and obtained my bachelors as a Generalist in Human Services. I then went to University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and obtained a Masters of Social Work.
I spent 30+ years working professionally with individuals who have major medical illness while obtaining my Masters of Social Work Degree therefore, I am proficient at counseling individuals and families afflicted with minor and major medical illness. I have also worked with hospice individuals and their families with life changes and end of the life decisions.
I have spent 4 years working with individuals who have the disease of addiction. Working with individuals who have addiction also gave me experience with homelessness, troubles with the law, mental health disorders, trauma, gang affiliation, grief and loss, and and family problems.
I have worked 6+ years as a mental health specialist. I work with individuals that have , anxiety, depression, bipolar, mood disorders, schizophrenia, Autism spectrum, antisocial personality disorder and individuals that have traumatic brain injury.
The populations I serve are females, males, couples, veterans and the LGBTQ-I community.
Also a Reiki Master, experience with Reiki Sessions, crystals, and alternative healing
As a therapist it is my mission to assist you in achieving your goals in a safe, trusting, nonjudgmental, and respectful manner. I utilize a person centered concept, motivational interviewing, pros and cons therapy, mindfulness and narrative therapy so each individual can achieve their goals of a more satisfying life. I look forwards to meeting with you!
Substance and Alcohol disorders
Grief and Loss
Death, Dying, and Bereavement
Also Experienced in:
Personality and mood disorders
Abuse and trauma
20 + years in Substance and Alcohol issues
6+ years as a Mental Health Specialist
30 years in the medical field
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #C012606 (Expires: 2023-09-19)
LCSW #090991-01 (Expires: 2024-01-31)
Leeann listens to me. I feel comfortable with her, and she has a wide perspective. I like that she is familiar with alternative medicine. She questions me and it makes me reflect on what’s going on. I feel she wants to make progress with me, and I’m excited to make progress with her.
Leeann is a lifesaver!
I couldn’t ask for a better therapist!
Thank you so much for everything.
Amazing person to coach you through tough times
Leeann listens and is very supportive and encouraging me to move my life in the right direction.
Leeann has been very helpful. She's helped me return focus to myself after being in a troubled relationship. I'm so glad I decided to take this step and had Leeann as my counselor along the way.
Leeann has been extremely helpful to me. I'm so glad she is my counselor.
Just started working with Leeann but already have a solid game plan! I look forward to working with her to get all my issues in check