Dr. Leia Twigg-Smith


About me

I am licensed in Minnesota. I have been working with military Veterans for the past three years. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2019 I was working with active duty military members and their dependents. I have two years experience working in a level 3 prison as a mental health professional. I am also a Health Psychologist who helps clients manage stress and anxiety, cope with addictions, eating disorders, & sleep problems. Another skill set is working with couples. I practice Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy which is designed to increase physical and emotional bonds between partners. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you on your journey to a better you. Let's get started!


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

Clinical approaches:
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MN Psychologist LP6822


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Leia Twigg-Smith. 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 Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Leia for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr.Twigg Smith is professional, caring, and knows exactly when to listen and when to offer guidance. Her therapeutic use of self is so comforting and enlightening every session I work with her. I recommend her to anyone who wants a safe place to go through your emotions and needs clarity for their life.

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Leia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr Twigg-Smith is very supportive, gives concrete information about related resources, and I truly trust her in our interactions

Written on Jan 05, 2023 after therapy with Leia for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dr twigg smith is an incredible practitioner

Work with me!