Trauma and PTSD
Marital and Premarital
Traumatic Brain Injury
“Going through therapy with Leah has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. I began this year really struggling with depression and anxiety, and Leah was absolutely instrumental in helping me navigate it. She has given me practical tools to help manage anxiety when it comes, as well as helping me identify ways to more effectively take care of myself. My pattern of thinking has completely changed for the better. Leah is incredibly professional, yet has the natural ability to create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment. I felt incredibly comfortable with her right away. I always feel listened to and understood. I would recommend Leah as a counselor time and time again!”
“I’ve been struggling for years with different things from my past which has really affected my present. I was on anxiety meds for years and finally had enough. I’ve been medication free since September 2017, but it wasn’t until i started seeing Leah this July that I really learned valuable skills to manage my anxiety without medication. She has helped me so much in such a short amount of time. I look forward to our sessions and I appreciate all her insights and honesty. It helps that she is relatable as well. I don’t feel alone in what I’m feeling and experiencing in life and I think that’s a big deal. Because don’t we all just want someone who listens, cares, but also actually can relate? If you’re looking for that then Leah is just the lady for you!”
“Six months ago, I first stepped into Leah’s office-completely broken and depressed. I had no self-confidence, no strength. I was at one of the lowest points I have ever reached. I had given up on life in a lot of ways. Over the course of six months, Leah listened and gave direction where she could see things in my life that I couldn’t. She encouraged me to look more at my relationship with God, and to draw strength and confidence from that. She helped me look at the root issues that got me to where I was at and not just what I was dealing with in the moment. She helped me to look into bigger picture things in my life. Things that I chose not to deal with because I wanted to bury the hurt and pain instead of confront it. Today, life isn’t perfect; but life is good. Thank you Leah for the light and guidance you continue to shine into my life and help me grow!”
“In the 8 months of counseling I have had with Leah she has patiently helped me and guided me through one of the most difficult times of my life. Leah's insightful and astute advice has enabled me to live a significantly healthier and happier life, and has aided me in better understanding myself and the root cause of my struggles. She exudes empathy and compassion, and she is incredibly understanding and kind. Leah provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere that allows me to feel comfortable opening up to her and she imparts a sound and Godly perspective each and every session. I unreservedly recommend her to anyone searching for a Christlike and competent counselor!”
“I had been looking for a good therapist for years when I found Leah. Now I have found an incredible therapist! Not only did she understand exactly how I needed to be approached, but she also has the personal experiences to know exactly what I have been going through. In the two years I have been seeing her, it is still amazing every time how much I feel I am growing and understanding myself after each session. I tend to be someone to not do very well at getting homework done, and she doesn’t force it on me. I truly feel she knows what I need and will do everything she can to help me in the way I need it. I am eternally grateful to have her be part of the journey of my life!”
Do you feel "stuck" and unsure what to do next because of anxiety and challenges from a distressing event? A crisis can be confusing and can come in many shapes and forms. I have good news; it does not have to control you! I provide guidance to understand your experience and acquire new coping skills. Your comfort and safety is my primary concern. I listen attentively as you progress to meet your goals. With my assistance and practice of learning tools, you will gain control over yourself!
I practice crisis-intervention and integrate empathy and respect to assist clients personal thriving. I focus on client strengths to ease anxiety and reach client identified goals. I practice professional skills of engagement, assessment and intervention in individual and group therapy.
Life experience has taught me distressing events create a ripple effect. These negative events impact one mentally, physically and psychologically. My practice focuses on assisting you to gain control of yourself and your identity!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I ask potential new clients to provide their health insurance plan information and a contact phone number or email they wish to be contacted by. This helps to move the process forward and get the first session scheduled as soon as possible!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
- Years in Practice: 3.5 Years
- School: Grand Valley State University
- Year Graduated: 2015
- License No. and State: 6801097906 Michigan
- Degree: Calvin College / Bachelor of Arts/Psychology
- Year graduated: 2009
- Degree: Grand Valley State University / Masters of Social Work
- Year graduated: 2015
- CCTP: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from IATP
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
- Avg Cost Sliding Fee: $75 up to $125
- Sliding Scale: Yes
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
- Priority Health Plans and PH Medicare
What types of customers have you worked with?
- Adolescents / Teenagers (17 to 19)