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Michael Leach, LIMHP, LMHP

Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I began my career in an alcohol and drug treatment center in 1996. Since then I have worked with individuals with addiction, mental health, and co-occurring diagnoses in almost every level of care available, including acute hospitalization, detoxification/withdrawal management, short-term residential treatment, day treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and outpatient services. I lean heavily toward Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but am well rounded. I work with my clients within their personal belief systems without imposing mine on them.

As a person, I am patient, compassionate, and positive. I believe in the ability to change, over come adversity, and and reach new personal heights.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia

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

License information


NE LMHP 2172


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

Michael helped address my issues with compassion and understanding. He listened carefully and gave me specific tools to help me deal with my situation. He made me feel safe and worthy.

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

I appreciate his thoughtful approach. He seems to wait for details instead of making comments prior to knowing more about them. He is very people friendly and just is comfortable.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

An amazing Therapist! Very warm N welcoming. He LISTENS, an Remembers!! Compassionate an direct, patient with Bipolar patients, which is fantastic! I will never see another therapist but him!

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Working with Michael has seriously improved my mental health and frankly, my whole life.
When I first started BetterHelp, I was struggling with anxiety, depression, substance issues, and guilt. He helped me to drastically change my negative thought patterns that I had been stuck in for years, allowing me to constructively address all of the obstacles and challenges that I had previously viewed as impossible to overcome.
Thank you Michael.
You do great work.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love Michael, he's awesome. Helped me overcome a number of things, really appreciate his ability to give pointed advice.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I have been working with Michael for a while now and still feel like he is helping me a lot. He provides great insight and asks questions that are relevant to my current situation. He also helps me view certain situations from a different perspective. I look forward to continuing to work with Michael!

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem