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Leigh Wayna, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Anger management Depression
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About me

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!

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801086359


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

She's fantastic and has helped me tremendously

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Leigh for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I was comfortable with Leigh right away. I feel she listens and gives guidance without judgement. I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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

Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Leigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

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!!

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd