Leah is dually licensed as both a School Counselor and a Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Montana. Leah graduated from Montana State University with a Master’s of Education degree in School Counseling in 2009 and in 2011 earned a Licensed Addictions Certificate through the MSU Addictions Counseling Program.
In the fall of 2013 Leah returned to Bozeman to pursue clinical hours for LCPC licensure and was hired as the Bridger Academy Program School Counselor, which is where she worked until June of 2016. In July of 2015 Leah became licensed by the state of Montana as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and opened her Private Practice in Bozeman.
She is currently an Adjunct Professor for the Addictions Counseling Program at Montana State University and has a full time Teletherapy practice. Montana is her first love and she enjoys all outdoor adventures with her husband and two dogs, Otis and Elcee.
Clients that Leah works with are searching to return to their whole self. They have misplaced their sense of compassion, curiosity and connectedness and are ready to get back to themselves. Some clients find themselves trapped in worry, hopelessness, and negativity. They struggle to enjoy activities and often get stuck in spirals of fear, addiction, shame or guilt. These emotions can often seem like a war is going on in their mind. Parts of them know what they need to do, but other parts make them feel stuck. Some clients are struggling with life dilemmas, feeling as though they've lost their sense of self. They need clarity and hopefulness.
Leah's primary focus is to help you achieve the goals you set. She utilizes Internal Family Systems as her foundational theoretical model. This model is evidence based and proven to be effective in reducing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, relationship issues and addictions.
Leah is known to bring a warm, and non-judgmental approach to counseling. She emphasizes the importance of good communication, self-examination and awareness. She believes that each person has everything they need inside themselves to live the life they truly desire. It is her desire to empower you with tools to be the mindful, confident and compassionate self that you are.
Listed areas of services: Leah provides counseling services to adolescents and adults in a variety of areas including:
Christian Counseling Services
Self Harming Behaviors
Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Performance Anxiety (Academic and Athletic)
Leah is in network with the following insurance companies:
BlueCross and BlueShield
CHIP | Children's Program
First Choice Health
Montana Health Co-op
Leah also accepts payment from all major credit cards, including Health Savings Accounts.