I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Michigan with 16 years of experience working in multiple varied environments. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also had a great deal of experience in crisis counseling, counseling for individuals experiencing mental illness, and substance abuse counseling.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe wholeheartedly in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, psycho-dynamic and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am comfortable working with clients who are seeking help with BDSM and "kink" concerns. (I would be considered a "kink aware" counselor).
It takes courage to seek support for a more fulfilling and happy life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801086359
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She's fantastic and has helped me tremendously
I was comfortable with Leigh right away. I feel she listens and gives guidance without judgement. I highly recommend her.
I love her! I have tried therapy before and it just didn’t help. I love that Leigh is not afraid to tell me where I am wrong in my thinking and actions and to give direction and advice on how to change my thought process to help me become emotionally healthy and happy
Leigh is a great therapist. She listens, takes her time to hear what your issues or thoughts are and builds a relationship with you with those things in mind. She knows the right questions to ask & never makes me feel like there is a wrong answer. She is patient & supportive which brings an ease to conversations with her.
I found Leigh to be incredibly easy to connect with right away in my first session. Her style is open and empathetic, while providing context and experienced professional wisdom where I needed it. Her ability to help me move forward in my thinking after a significant loss was priceless.
Leigh was my BH counselor from May 2021 to November 2021. I joined BH because I was struggling with self esteem, stress, work/life balance, and depression. I have made more progress with Leigh in just these past 5 months than I ever did with my previous therapists who I had been seeing for years. She was often able to help me slow down and stop catastrophic thinking and look at issues from a different frame of mind. Leigh has given me so many useful mental tools and strategies that have now become common practice in my every day life. While not every day is perfect, I do feel that I am in a place and have the skills now where I can start to do some heavy lifting of my own and pursue new goals. I would have never gotten to this point without Leigh's coaching. The only reason I am leaving BH is because I am now ready to move on to the next chapter of my life. Thank you so much Leigh!!
Honesty a great therapist that truly cares to listen. She just understands and is willing to help you see things in a greater perspective. Truly values self care and positive self talk.
Leigh helped me through one of the most challenging times in my life, losing my job, working through the pandemic on the front lines as a healthcare provider, and caring for a very vulnerable patient population was taking a significant mental toll on me. She helped me out of a very dark place.
Leigh is so kind and patient. She offers numerous ways to approach my problems and really makes an effort to know more about my life than just my issues. I was really apprehensive about counseling, but she has made me feel very comfortable and the process easy.
I’m really glad I crossed paths with Leigh on BetterHelp! I have been to a few counselors in the past, but Leigh is the best match yet. I feel like she really understands where I’m coming from and has the expertise to guide me through my struggles. I can really count on our weekly talks!
I've only had a few sessions with Leigh, but I feel like she's already helped me grow. She finds underlying problems and brings them to light respectively. I'm very happy that my life led me to Leigh.
Leigh is great, always providing sound advice and responding quickly to any concerns.
Leigh has been so extremely helpful. She is professional kind compassionate and mostly real. I love working with her.
I have only been a client for a short while, but so far I have felt very heard and validated which has eased my stress immensely. I look forward to continuing therapy with Leigh!
I don't have much to say but she is absolutely amazing and I am very grateful for her help!
It's only been two weeks but I like when I have a frustration and I get a text back offering a different perspective
Leigh is very respectful and listens to everything I have to say. She also gives very good advice with any questions that I have. And she has also helped me through a very recent difficult time.
Leigh quickly grasped my issues, and started helping me to deal with them from the very first meeting. Her support via messaging, video conference, and live chat is exceptional. She has a tremendous ability to listen and understand the issues I'm facing. In addition, she helps me to understand the root causes, and challenges me in a positive way to accept the issues, and move forward. She was effective with me from the first half hour meeting, and each meeting I trust her advice more. THANK YOU Leigh!!!