LEAH VILLAVICENCIO, LMHC
Leah offers clients a sense of connection and safety in the therapeutic relationship. A collaborative, nonjudgmental approach is foundational to her practice. She works to ensure clients feel heard and seen as they are. She challenges people to take a deeper look so they can give themselves permission to live authentically and fully as she finds her roots in humanistic theory. The humanist is concerned with the fullest growth of the individual in the areas of love, fulfillment, self-worth, and autonomy.
Leah’s primary focus of practice ranges from adults to adolescents struggling with mood disorders, identity issues, cultural concerns (specifically generational conflict between first & second generation immigrants), relationship distress, substance abuse, suicide/ self-harm, and LGBTQ+ related issues. Above all, Leah has a focus on trauma and trauma informed care through her practice. Leah has been trained specifically in the areas of cultural awareness, trauma informed care, EMDR, DBT, CBT, chronic pain as it relates to mental health, mood disorders, and clinical supervision.
Leah received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Francis in 2009. She has held Indiana licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2013.
When Leah is not at work, she enjoys time with her family, taking part in new experiences to broaden her perspective through travel and multicultural events, spending time outdoors hiking, cycling and kayaking, and anything related to the arts.