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Judith Leitch

Judith Leitch

(she/they)

LCSW
14 years of experience
Direct
Intelligent
Virtual

Taking that first step into therapy can be a whirlwind of emotions – scary, frustrating, maybe even a little weird, but also hopeful, and sometimes even a relief. That's totally normal! As a social worker with 14 years of experience, I'm passionate about helping people use therapy to build a more fulfilling life. Unlike a one-size-fits-all approach, I work collaboratively with you to understand your specific goals and navigate the challenges you're facing. Therapy can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be a drag. I'm here to provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. I offer a supportive and encouraging environment, but I'm also honest and direct, qualities I find many people appreciate in a therapeutic relationship. Together, we can work towards the positive changes you want in your life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first time meeting, we'll spend time exploring what brings you to therapy and what you hope to achieve. I'll also explain what therapy with me typically looks like, including goal-setting. The pace is completely yours – you can take your time and ask questions, or if you're ready to dive in, we can start gathering some information about your background to kickstart the process. Consider this first session an opportunity to get to know each other and see if we're a good fit. There's no pressure to make any decisions right away.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I'm passionate about creating a safe space where you can openly express yourself. One of my greatest strengths as a therapist is the ability to listen attentively and pick up on underlying themes or emotions you might not even realize are there. I excel at listening beyond the surface level and reflecting back what I hear in a way that fosters deeper understanding and helps you connect the dots in your own story. Working together, we can explore these deeper meanings to gain valuable insights and create a path towards positive change.

About Judith Leitch

Licensed in

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Gender-affirming therapy

My experience includes extensive work on identity exploration and self-discovery, with a focus on supporting individuals of diverse genders and expressions.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

For those interested in a cognitive model, I incorporate CBT to help you identify negative thought patterns that might be contributing to emotional distress. Together, we'll develop strategies to challenge these thoughts and develop more balanced and helpful ways of thinking

Narrative

There is power in the stories we tell ourselves. In our sessions, we'll explore your experiences to help you understand and rewrite your story in a way that empowers you and reflects your values