Leanne is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. She is passionate about encouraging others to discover their own innate strengths to overcome challenges and increase long-lasting wellness.
Clinical Focus Areas and Counseling Approach
Leanne works with individuals, age 14 and up, couples, and families. She supports clients seeking assistance with areas such as: life transitions, stress management, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, adolescent and young adult life, LGBTQIA+ support, relationship issues, family life issues, and military life. Leanne blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Based, Solution Focused, and Person Centered Therapy in her work with clients.
According to Leanne, “Therapy is a chance to explore your personal path from places of challenge or difficulty to genuine greater hope and healing. As you map and pave this path, I help you discover how to overcome what holds you back and to activate your core inner strengths. These come together to help you experience new levels of fulfillment. As your therapist, I will walk alongside you, supporting you and motivating you every step of the way.”
Leanne received her Masters of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Mental Health Counseling from Old Dominion University. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She continues to pursue ongoing professional training in her multi-faceted areas of clinical focus.
Leanne brings a broad array of clinical experience from settings including private practice, general hospital, Substance Use Treatment Center, and a Residential Behavioral Health Center for children and teenagers. Her experience also spans diverse age groups and populations, strengthening her wide ranging ability to serve individuals, couples, and families across much of the lifespan.
Fun Facts About Leanne
- Leanne truly loves animals. She currently has two dachshunds and a cat, but in the past she had 6 guinea pigs and freshwater fish.
- She also loves doing guided paint nights with her husband and will never turn down an opportunity to eat macaroni and cheese or hibachi.
- She grew up in Pennsylvania and has been here for several years.
- Her favorite color is orange.
- Her favorite music artists are Dan + Shay, Machine Gun Kelly, and Chris Stapleton.
- The background you see in Leanne’s photo is from “The Seaside” here at Free Spirit.
Insurance Details – Leanne is in-network with the following insurance plans: Aetna (Commercial plans), Anthem BCBS, Cigna, Sentara Health Plans (formerly Optima/VA Premier), Friday Health Plans, Optum/UBH/UHS, & Tricare; processing for Aetna Better Health and Molina.