Leigh Westergren

(LCSW)

About Me

I am an individual, family and couples' counselor licensed in Indiana. I obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and hold the licensure of Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stage adjustments, career challenges, PTSD, OCD and ADHD.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am non-judgmental and I believe in treating each person with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As a practitioner I believe that you are the expert on you. This means that we will work together to identify what your goals are for therapy, and what strengths and resources you have or need for achieving those goals. I often use a mindfulness-based cognitive or dialectical behavioral approach and apply tenets in my work from all theories of psychology and social work. I am experienced in trauma-focused treatment, and am trained in EMDR, which I utilize to explore and help resolve symptoms of trauma and/or PTSD.

Whether it is happiness that you seek, emotional fulfillment, a change in your circumstances or merely help in processing the intricacies of the human experience, I will be here to support you.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #34008607A (Expires: 2022-04-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

From the get go, Leigh creates a safe and open space to feel comfortable expressing yourself. She is supportive and encouraging and has been helpful in guiding me through feelings or situations that I don't quite understand yet. She has made our sessions very much a collaborative conversation, and although I have only had a couple of sessions with her, she creates such a comfortable space that I feel like we've been meeting for years.

Written by M.I. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wouldn’t want anyone else! Leigh listens to everything I say and helps me process it all. She is helping me learn so much about myself. Love her!!!

Written by J.O. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

From day one Leigh has been so helpful. She’s straightforward and tells me exactly what I need to hear. She seems to always know what to say and I’m grateful to have her!

Written by M.E. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Leigh is absolutely wonderful. She is so good at listening at letting you get things of your chest. She helps you to understand what you are going through. She gives great advise and tools to help you get through what ever you need help with. Thank you so much Leigh for being an amazing support system for me!

Written by D.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leigh is a kind, thoughtful, and helpful counselor. She has a way of speaking to you on your level and listening appropriately and actively. I know that much of what makes counseling work is developing and finding a good relationship that clicks; I am lucky in the fact that I think Leigh and I understand one another. I can't speak highly enough of her.

Written by D.A. on Mar 30, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've enjoyed my sessions with Leigh. I find her presence comforting and her advice on point. Would recommend!

Written by B.R. on Feb 29, 2020 after counseling with Leigh for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I'm so thrilled with how we’ve connected and how Leigh has helped so far. We have similar interests which when opening up with someone you don’t know. It’s my first time counseling and I’m excited to see where this goes.