Counselor Leah, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S

Location(s): Jacksonville

Leah joined the Garrett Counseling team in 2011. She started with Garrett Counseling as a practicum student and has been with our team ever since! She is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor (#3334) and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Tarleton State University and a Master’s in Community Agency Counseling from Jacksonville State University.

Leah enjoys working with all types of clients, but she works most with clients who are facing ADHD, anxiety, depression, or sexual concerns. She often begins with a Person-Centered/Client Centered approach to therapy then identifies what other therapeutic approaches would benefit each client. Leah says, “I use Sex Therapy for the following reasons: pelvic pain, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, difficulty achieving orgasm, intimacy concerns, shame, non-traditional relationships/families, LGBTQQIA areas of concern, BDSM/KINK and poly/open relationships. I am a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Trans* friendly counselor that will not judge an individual for their sexual preference, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, or appearance.”

Highlights -
American Counseling Association, Alabama Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider
Leah practices wellness by practicing the same advice she gives her clients: down time, reading, and finding ways to move her body that builds her confidence and joy. She has 2 cats: Edwin and Lola. A few interesting facts to help you get to know Leah better: Leah loves books (especially fiction, autobiographies, and mental health books) and says it is hard to pick a favorite! She particularly enjoys "Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life" By Emily Nagoski, "The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play; Brain Building Interventions for Emotional Well-Being" by Theresa A. Kestly, "What Happened to You?" By Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Oprah Winfrey, "The Body Keeps the Score" By Bessel A Vander Kolk, M.D., and "The Whole-Brain Child" by Daniel J Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.