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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

MI LMSW 6801086359


Reviews

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.

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

She's fantastic and has helped me tremendously

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 04, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leigh is great, always providing sound advice and responding quickly to any concerns.

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Leigh has been so extremely helpful. She is professional kind compassionate and mostly real. I love working with her.

Written on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

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!

Written on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I don't have much to say but she is absolutely amazing and I am very grateful for her help!

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

It's only been two weeks but I like when I have a frustration and I get a text back offering a different perspective

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Leigh for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

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!!!

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