Practicing Since: 2010
LeeAnn’s office is a comfortable safe space to unpack whatever concerns the client comes in with. LeeAnn includes talk therapy with an emphasis on instilling hope. Sometimes hope comes through changes in circumstances, other times through prayer, faith, or personal growth along the way. When someone does not have enough hope for themselves, LeeAnn tells her clients she will hold hope for them. Together she and her client(s) will celebrate the victories, find a way through the barriers, and walk a path of recovery in whatever part of the journey they are on. LeeAnn is a strengths-based, trauma-informed clinician and primarily uses elements of Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing as therapeutic approaches.
LeeAnn obtained her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After a few years of teaching, she switched gears and obtained her Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Addictions Treatment from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wisconsin in 2010. LeeAnn has experience working with diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She has worked with children and adolescents as a day treatment counselor, in-school therapist, outpatient mental health and substance abuse counselor. She has worked with adults up to 85 years old in outpatient individual and group mental health and substance abuse counseling. LeeAnn has training in trauma-informed care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Multidimensional Family Therapy. She maintains a license in Professional Counseling with a Substance Abuse Specialty in the state of Wisconsin. LeeAnn loves the field of counseling and considers it a privilege when a client allows her into their sacred space. Something amazing happens when someone is willing to look at a painful place in their life and allow change to take place. She has watched clients experience hope, growth, healing, and freedom in ways they never imagined possible. She enjoys empowering people of all ages to make positive changes in their lives. LeeAnn has resided in Wisconsin where she grew up, Botswana, Africa, Mexico, and Virginia where she currently lives. She loves to travel, drink coffee, hear people’s stories, and serve hurting people. In her free time, she encourages a seminary student, chases toddlers, cheers for a JV volleyball player, learns to train a naughty Bullmastiff puppy, and connects with others in community and service.
LeeAnn is licensed in Virginia #0701008515.