Meet Our Team
RP (Qualifying) (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)
- Personal-Bond Oriented
I can support clients with:
- Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Relationships & Family
- Life Transitions
- Self Esteem
I practice from these models:
- Attachment Based
- Internal Family Systems
- Couple Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief
- Strengths Based
- Trauma Focused
Do you struggle to control your anger? Do you want better communication with your spouse? If you are looking to gain back control of your life, Leah understands and is here to help. She uses a direct and straightforward approach – helping you develop healthy relationships – and draws on cognitive-behavioural therapy to help you understand the reasons behind your behaviour and choices.
Why did I decide on my current profession?
I love to help people and feel I have the ability to understand people. I have the insight into what one is feeling and why. My approach to couples and individual counseling flows from a sense of empathy, listening and connecting with clients’ difficulty, but also by empowering their experiences. Taking a caring and relationship-based approach, I work to see clients overcome crises and learn new skills and habits. I work with adults, emerging adults (16-years-of-age and up), and couples looking to mend breakdowns in communication, and experience healthier relationships in all aspects of their daily lives.
What do I like most about what I do?
The feeling I get when a client has that “aha!” moment.
FAQ with Leah
What does integrative wellbeing mean to you?
I think integrative well-being is the only way to go. Considering the whole person and having a collaborative team approach achieves the best outcome.
What do you want your clients to know about you and what it's like to work with you?
I’m an empathetic therapist. I can understand and be with them at the moment. I’m pretty direct- and I feed on their successes.
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions about therapy?
All kinds of misconceptions such as only crazies need therapy. Clients feel bad that they need therapy.
What excites you about mental health?
With holistic and integrative care, it’s brought mental health to a new level.
What do your clients say about you?
“You really get me.”
What do you want to say to someone struggling with mental illness or emotional difficulty?
You’re not alone.
What’s your favourite quote or personal mantra?
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have”
What’s your favourite hobby or past time?
What’s your favourite book or topic to read?
What’s your favourite drink and how do you take it?
Coffee without sugar.
What’s your top 3 go to self-care activities?
3. Watching a movie
What are your top 3 character strengths?
Professional Associations that you are a member of:
- Masters of Family & Marriage Therapy from Touro College
- Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Specialty Certifications & Continuing Education:
Currently enrolled in -Complex trauma certification training level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) course with Janina Fisher
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-individual. Course completed with Arizona Trauma Institute