MS, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC
Leigh is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Messiah University, with a focus on marriage, couples, and families. Prior to that, Leigh earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on college student personnel, both from Illinois State University. Leigh has a passion for working with couples and families as they are trying to overcome the struggles of daily life, along with other more complex situations. Leigh is a certified SYMBIS Facilitator. SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) reduces a couple’s risk factors for separation while identifying combined strengths.
Using a holistic, and strengths-based approach, Leigh uses a Systemic theoretical orientation as the foundation of her practice. Additionally, she uses Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Leigh believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental, open-minded space for clients while building a strong therapeutic relationship. Each person is unique and responds to therapy differently. Leigh enjoys collaborating with clients to find the therapeutic process that works best for them to achieve their goals.
Leigh has experience working in private counseling practice settings working with couples, families, and individuals. Her experience includes working with anxiety, depression, grief, couples therapy, familial adjustments, career adjustments, ADHD, and parenting issues.
Before working as a counselor, Leigh worked in residential and student life at two universities. Additionally, for seven years, she taught six subjects to homeschool students in the community. These experiences allowed Leigh to provide emotional and educational support to students and families.
Leigh is also pursuing licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate.