Leigh Alanna Todd

LCSW
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About Me

Hello!

My name is Leigh Alanna Todd and I am Licensed Clinical Social Social Worker, a licensed TBRI Practitioner and a NASW board approved supervisor (LCSW-S). For the past several years I supervised a Treatment Foster Care program which served a diverse population of children and their families. I have a strong background in working with adolescents, adults and families; as well as all aspects of foster care and adoption. I am a TBRI and TF-CBT trained clinician with a background in grief counseling, CBT, MI, Solution Focused modalities, as well as working with families who are struggling with neonatal loss.

I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach is always client centered while combining cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused modalities. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you!

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #61027 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leigh Alanna Todd. 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 by A.N. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

She is very sweet and helpful! She maximizes our time together by combining being a listening ear and offering helpful advice. She also answers messages between sessions! I would very highly recommend her.

Written by C.H. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

I have only had a couple of sessions so far with Leigh but I’ve really enjoyed meeting with her. She is very understanding and caring.

Written by L.A. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I had a wonderful experience with Leigh for the past year! She is attentive and remembers the details of what I’ve told her in my previous sessions. She has guided me through some very helpful thinking practices. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a new therapist.

Written by G.E. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I continue to be impressed with her work and have benefited greatly from it!

Written by T.O. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very helpful. Able to appreciate a wide array of backgrounds

Written by N.I. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Leigh Alanna is hands down the best therapist. I’ve been going through a lot recently and my weekly video appointments have been a guiding light. I could not recommend her enough.

Written by K.E. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Leigh has been fantastic and has helped me work through a ton of issues in a quick amount of time. She listens, understands, and provides great insight on how to handle stressful situations. My mental health is so much better since being paired with her. I highly recommend!

Written by K.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

Leigh is amazing to work with. When we did our intake session she was quickly able to figure out where we should start - I was amazed at how she was able to help me in such a short amount of time. I have recommended her to friends because I think she is so good at listening in a non judgmental way and the exercises she recommends really work for me!

Written by O.L. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Working with Leigh over the past couple of months has been an eye opening experience and one I truly cherish. She has helped me get through some really difficult times in my life and gave me the tools I needed to work through things. I will miss our weekly chats but feel confident I can take on what the future has in store for me. Thank you soooo much!

Written by R.I. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She's great. I always look forward talking with her and she understands me and is always a great help

Written by S.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Leigh has been great to work with. She is both encouraging and challenging and very caring and relatable. In particular if your issues are neonatal or IF related, definitely go with Leigh!

Written by M.I. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coaching

Leigh is a Godsend!! I did therapy a few years ago because of a high conflict divorce and custody battle. I recently decided it was time to get back at it and I’m so glad I did through BetterHelp! I couldn’t be happier with being matched with Leigh and the relationship we’re building through our work together. She is very knowledgeable, down to earth, and feels like a wise best friend I’m catching up on life with that gives great advice! Because of my experience so far I’ve recommended BetterHelp to one of my closest friends and husband to turn here for help and now they are getting the help they deserve

Written by M.A. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I truly believe Leigh has helped me more than any other therapist I’ve worked with in the 4 years I’ve been in therapy. I only worked with her for a short time this summer, but during that time she was always flexible with scheduling, went above and beyond in sessions to make sure I fully understood potential causes of my anxiety and congnitive distortions, and helped me craft plans for my week ahead that made me feel well equipped to handle the struggles I was facing. She always seemed very knowledgeable in her responses to my struggles and was continuously changing her therapy style to suit whatever I needed for the week—things like helping me craft various mantras to repeat to myself, sending digital worksheets for me to look through when I wanted to do more individual work, and sending me links and articles when I wanted to learn more about the literature surrounding specific mental health issues I struggle with. Unlike some therapists where I dread going because I feel like I’m just talking to a wall for an hour with little response, Leigh’s sessions were always something I looked forward to. 100/10 recommend working with Leigh!

Written by C.I. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She truly wants to help!

Written by S.C. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh

Polite and helpful.

Written by P.A. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leigh has helped me so much, she helped me work out a lot of really hard things and she was able to ask the questions that ultimately helped me figure out exactly how to handle what I was going through, she is amazing at what she does and I am so grateful to BetterHelp for her and I don’t think anyone else has ever been there like she was. I will always be so thankful for her. She’s the best!!!

Written by A.L. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and family conflicts

She is beyond amazing and one of the first people in my life that took the time to really help and listen to me. She offers so many resolutions and helped me find a lot of healthy coping mechanisms for my anxiety and stress. She is very compassionate and understanding, very unfortunate that I wasn’t able to continue sessions with her due to financial issues but other than that I have no complaints about her. She’s really helped me in the short amount of time that I’ve spoken to her.

Written by C.A. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Leigh is absolutely amazing. I've only been seeing her for a month, and I already know she's the therapist I'd like to keep for the foreseeable future. HIGHLY recommend!

Written by S.A. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 3 weeks on issues concerning adhd

I only met with Leigh for a short time due to financial constraints but during this time she really helped me understand some things I’ve been carrying. I found her extremely easy to talk to. She was very genuine and warm. As my very first attempt at therapy she was a great guide. I will 100% reconnect with her if and when I can afford it. I highly recommend Leigh Alanna.

Written by S.E. on May 23, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Leigh is a phenomenal therapist, and I’m beyond grateful to have had her during a very difficult time in my life.

Written by J.E. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I'm so glad to have found Leigh Alanna. It took me a few tries, but I was finally matched with her and could not have been happier about my experience from that point forward! She is knowledgeable, insightful, empathetic and kind, but also doesn't hesitate to hold you accountable for yourself. Speaking with her is like speaking with a friend; comfortable and honest. She was more than willing to work around my schedule and communication preferences, which was incredibly refreshing giving my fast pace, never ending day to day schedule. This was my first experience, ever, with counseling and I'm so grateful for the way it turned out. I would recommend Leigh Alanna to anyone.

Written by J.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leigh is awesome! We get along great and it's like talking to an old friend every time we talk! She listens and understands and ultimately helps! I'd recommend Leigh in a heartbeat!

Written by J.E. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leigh has not been on my journey for long but in the short amount of time she has helped me traverse and navigate my daily life and has helped implement my own healthy habits for coping with grief. Taking an outside look from different perspectives has something that has been eye opening in some of our sessions and I hope that you're lucky enough to have her on your journey.

Written by L.E. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I love her. She’s caring and full of knowledge and wisdom but stern and keeps you accountable. I look forward to our talks each week. I know she’s going to help me heal and grow in many ways. Thank you Leigh Alanna!

Written by D.O. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Leigh Alanna is very caring and personable. She also goes out of her way to send extra information to read through to help with understanding of a variety of topics.

Written by N.A. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Leigh Alanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Leigh is GOD sent!!!! Only one session with her but she has been a Blessing.. Look forward to other sessions with her!❤️