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Leigh Sturm, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania with over 18 years of experience. I earned my Master's degree from Slippery Rock University in 2002. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, Veteran's with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, life changes, and stress. I am a board certified telemental health provider and I am looking forward to working with you. I am also a certified EMDR therapist. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic approach to adapt to the unique needs of each client, depending on needs and goals.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC005091


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leigh Sturm. 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.

The work I have done with Leigh has been life changing. Since I’ve started working with her I have grown in leaps and bounds, including unpacking childhood trauma, and working through it. She’s one of my biggest champions and supporters, and I trust her fully. I am so grateful to have her as my therapist!

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

I love Leigh she is amazing!

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She is awesome.

Written on Mar 05, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 9 months

She’s been really helpful during some difficult times, even making time for me when her schedule was completed full.

Written on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Leigh for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Leigh is a fantastic therapist who puts so much effort into her work and it shows. I chronic health issues and she took the initiative to look up my conditions to lessen my burden of explaining. She deftly handles conversations on intersectional issues and is also warm, personable, considerate and calming during sessions. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Written on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Leigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

I can not say enough amazing things about Leigh. She is kind and warm and listens. You immediately feel comfortable with her and that comfort only grows as your time with her continues. I shared everything with her. I went into therapy thinking that I was a mess and needed a lot of help, but she made me feel validated and that gave me the courage to stand up and love myself first. I’m looking forward to my future for the first time in my life.

Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Leigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management