Hi there, my name is Caitlin Leeper and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) with years of experience in addiction recovery and dual diagnosis, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level-II, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy certification. I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020 with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. It is a true passion of mine to create a safe and accepting space for people to feel and process what is keeping them trapped in patterns and cycles they want to escape. Working together with clients, I hope to help them develop healthy coping skills to make positive choices for themselves and their healing and recovery. As a counselor, I've worked in an acute inpatient center, treating addiction with co-occurring disorders, and have extensive experience with the 12-step model of recovery. As a lead therapist in a substance abuse intensive outpatient program, I've facilitated both group and individual counseling with a trauma-informed approach. Utilizing techniques borrowed from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), I treat clients from a holistic, client-centered perspective. In a private practice setting, I have been helping clients develop the skills they need to manage their symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and other mental health conditions. I believe everyone has a unique life experience–physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With that in mind, I provide each client with an individualized approach to healing to address their unique needs. *Currently completing Trauma Conscious Yoga Method Certification
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
In our first session I will do my best to get an understanding of what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain from the process. This will allow us to get to know each other better so we can get to work reaching your therapy goals in the next sessions.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
Based on what you guys have told me, my process is different than most therapists. My goal is to always leave you guys feeling hope and motivated. Strengthening your ability to see progress and gains, no matter how small they may be. We set goals together and you will be educated and learn the tools and skills you need to reach those goals, however, our sessions are very much a "let's see where this takes us today" feel. Honestly, as important as my schooling, degrees and licenses are, my biggest strength is my life experience. I have a total of 23 years of experience in substance abuse and codependency recovery, trauma healing, grief recovery, and mental health counseling in my personal life, both as the person struggling and as someone who loves someone who is struggling.