About EVERETT COUNSELING


I offer a variety of therapeutic services that focus on the healing and development of children, families, and adults. My mission is to provide a safe, calm place where people can unlock their optimal potential for success and long-lasting happiness.

I believe in the value of kindness and the light of optimism. To me there is always a window of hope and room for personal growth. So, begin changing your life and the life of your child today with my help.


Meet Leah


I am a licensed professional counselor who specializes in treating emotional and mental disorders.

With children, my therapy approach is rooted in Play Therapy which engages the natural language of children. I love to work on attachment issues, anxiety, and exploring creative expression.

When I have time, I like to travel with my husband John, to whom I've been married for almost 30 years.


Question & Answer:

What is your scope of practice?

Depression, Anxiety, Adults, Children, Adolescents, Family Systems, Play Therapy, Behavior Management, ADHD, Divorce/Custody Issues, Co-Parenting, Adoption, Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Parenting, Work Related Issues, School Related Issues, ADHD, Women’s Issues, Socialization Issues, Other Related Problems.


How long have you been practicing?

I have been in the mental health field since 2001 and a licensed counselor since 2007.


What type of training have you completed?

I have specific training in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and parenting. I have completed both requirements to be a Registered Play Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. I have done training for play therapy and the court. I frequently do consultations in assisting other professionals with their difficult cases. Additionally, I have achieved certification as a Registered Integrative Sand Tray Therapist with training in neurobiology of development.


What is your general approach in treatment?

I use a person-centered approach, with a solution focused treatment. I am very much a reality therapist who is goal directed. I use both directive and non-directive techniques with a neurobiological approach in play therapy.


How long does treatment usually last?

Anywhere from 3-6 months which would be 12-24 sessions.


How will you measure progress toward treatment goals?

We revisit goals every 4 weeks to assess progress.



Qualifications

Years in Practice: 10 Years


School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Year Graduated: 2007


License No. and State: P1112099 Arkansas



Finances

Avg Cost (per session): $110+


Accepts Insurance: Yes


Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa


Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and BlueShield, Out of Network



Additional Credentials

Certificate: Registered Integrative Sandtray Therapy (RIST)


Certificate Date: 2016


Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / S2032


Certificate Date: 2016


Membership: National Board of Certified Counselors/328127


Member Since: 2013



Education

Education: Williams Baptist College, 2001 Bachelor of Science in Psychology.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2007 Master in Rehabilitation Counseling.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2016 Approved Clinical Supervisor Training.


Licensure: Licensed Associate Counselor 2007 – 2011.


Licensed Professional Counselor, 2011.


Certifications: Registered Play Therapist, 2015. Registered Integrative Sand-tray Therapist 2016. Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, 2017.




MEMBERSHIPS

National Board for Certified Counselor

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

The Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

The Association for Play Therapy

The Arkansas Association for Play Therapy