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 Brainspotting.

You already possess everything you need to heal and 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

BS, Psychology

Florida State University


Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training

Brainspotting Training Phase I (Personally trained by founder David Grand, Phd)

Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

more about me

Hablo Español

Guilty Pleasures:

  • Watching Reality TV

  • Tacos

  • Listening to ’90s music



Favorite Self Care Activities:

  • Meditation by the water

  • Group Exercise (Yoga, Zumba, Body Pump etc)

  • Listening to Podcasts

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