Hi there and thanks for stopping by! I am Leighya Richard, a licensed mental health counselor, wife and toddler mom. Professionally, known as a change agent, mental wellness supporter and advocate for women’s health.
I help women who long to be who they once were. Women who are adept at putting on a brave face for their family and friends. The ones who often respond “I’m OK” when asked do they need help all the while they are suffering in silence. Assisting women who have dreamed about having it all. Also, those that feel defeated after making several attempts to snap out of this rut.
From 13 years of working in mental health and my own personal experiences, I know these feelings are temporary and treatable. With commitment, self-compassion, and patience you can feel like you again!
This work is done by empowering you with techniques to cope with stress, improve relationships as well as tap into your personal strengths. I use a combination of traditional therapy techniques including addressing thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs that make life more difficult as well as incorporating complementary interventions such as mindfulness, spirituality and aromatherapy.
You already possess everything you need to heal in order for you to have a fulfilling life. Sometimes we need a guide to bring that forth. Isn’t it time to put yourself first so you can continue to be a support to others? You are worth it! Contact me today for your free 20 min consultation.
Education and Specialized Trainings
MA, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health
University of South Florida
Florida State University
Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training
Mindfulness Be Here Now: Living and Working
Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
more about me
Watching Reality TV
Listening to ’90s music
Favorite Self Care Activities:
Meditation by the water
Group Exercise (Yoga, Zumba, Body Pump etc)
Listening to Podcasts