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Ms. Jennifer Leeson

Profession(s): Clinical Social Worker
License/Credential: I am a licensed professional 

About Me & My Practice

I am an expert at helping people change negative emotions, ineffective behaviors,and negative thoughts that interfere with making necessary changes to promote mental and physical wellbeing. My niche is helping people who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, food allergies, sensitivities, and/or intolerances with the social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of changing their entire lifestyle around food. As a person living with Celiac disease, I understand that changing your diet requires much more than knowing what to eat and what to avoid. I help people look beyond food to help manage social anxiety and to learn effective communication skills for getting their needs met in relationships, at restaurants, and in a variety of other settings. I also help people to grieve the loss of once loved foods in order to increase acceptance, self awareness and mindfulness to influence healthy lifestyle choices and increase self confidence despite food restrictions. I also work to relieve the fear and anxiety of traveling with food restrictions. I also help parents with children suffering from these issues learn how to communicate effectively with schools, other parents, day cares, family members, etc. Furthermore, I help parents refocus their attention to allow them to enjoy their child again, inspite of worries, fears, and concerns abuot their child's safety.

I utilize mindfulness based therapeutic approaches along with cogntive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. I also work with varying other populations and have a speciaty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Personality Disorders. Please contact me to inquire if I can be of service to you whether it's related to food restrictions or another problem you would like help with.

Concerns & Issues I Help With

  • Anxiety or Fears
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Healthy Living
  • Life Purpose/Meaning/Inner-Guidance
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teenage
  • Adults

Languages I Speak

  • English

Therapy Approaches I Use

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches /Also Contemplative Approaches
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy