Michael Leach

LIMHP, LMHP

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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NE LIMHP 737

NE LMHP 2172


Reviews

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.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Michael is a an amazingly patient and kind person. He has a good sense of humour and doesn't force conversation, which in turn makes it easier to talk with him.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am new to therapy and recommend it entirely. Michael has been instrumental, kind, and professional in helping me make sense and learn from a series of powerful events I recently went through. I look forward to our sessions and the many creative ways Michael has of illustrating big take aways.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He’s great and has a lot of support for me

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

So far so good. Thanks

Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Michael is great! I tried Better Help earlier this year and my therapist wasn’t very communicative. I decided to try again and am so glad I got paired with Michael! He asks a lot of questions to get a better understanding of who I am and what I need. I am excited to continue therapy with him!

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Michael is a very charismatic person and a good listener. He always have good advice and a way of putting things into perspective.

Written on Jul 03, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michael Leach was quick to identify what I am looking for out of therapy. For me personally, his casual, conversational approach has helped me feel comfortable talking through problems. I like that he leaves me with something to think about between sessions. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking therapy.

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He is a fantastic Therapist. He is real in tune an very helpful along the way!

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Michael has been helping me I am introverted and it’s hard to express myself but he has created a atmosphere where I can share at my own pace and in a comfortable state

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

thank you for your time and your reading/activity suggestions. I look forward to continuing my sessions when I teturn

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and grief

I’m new to this and happy with progress so far

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Michael has been very helpful with everything I’ve been going through. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking help.

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Very helpful!

I have been looking for someone to help with my cognitive therapy work and provide me with outside perspective and insights. The help that Micheal has given me so far I feel has been kept me moving along the right track.

Written on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Absolutely empathetic, helpful and supportive. Highly recommend

Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Very considerate person and the level of understanding is amazing

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