Leah Smith, LMHC

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Leah Smith, LMHC

Biography

I received my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University  and began my career in Early Intervention, working with families that needed a little extra support in the early years. I have  extensive experience with at-risk youth; working with pregnant and parenting teens, homeless youth effected by trauma, as well as children and adults with substance use issues. I approach each situation with a trauma focused lens and uses strength based techniques to help clients identify how they can learn to be self sufficient.


I  encourage all people to express themselves in a safe and healthy manner to promote growth and development.


Education

B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire

M.S., Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University.


Areas of Special Interest

Coping Skills, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harming, Spirituality, Teen Violence, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, and Mood Disorders.


Types of Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Eclectic, Family / Marital, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Person-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Strength-Based, and Trauma Focused.


Client Focus

Preteens/Tweens (11-13)

Adolsecents/Tennages (14 to 19)

Adults


Modality

Individuals

Couples

Family