Leah Schumacher

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of North Carolina. I began my journey into social work and counseling after being honorably discharged from the US Army in 2006. Due to a lengthy combat tour overseas in Iraq, I was able to gain firsthand knowledge and understanding about the devastating effects Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Close friends of mine were irrevocably changed before my eyes, and I needed to understand why that transition took place. I utilized my G.I. Bill and obtained my Master’s Degree. I have been in the social work field for over five years, working in various settings: veteran’s programs, residential treatment facilities for youth, outpatient treatment and a substance abuse treatment facility. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care.
My belief is that real change can occur in one’s life when they work with a therapist who is genuine and unbiased; someone who has a desire to see others moving forward and living their lives to the fullest. It would be a true honor to be that individual for you or your loved one.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C010355 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I want to say that Leah has been amazing!!!! I would give her 10 stars if I could!! She has certainly not only helped me with myself but also my relationship. It is stronger than ever and I honestly can't thank her enough for all that she has done for us!! I highly recommend her!!!

Written by Q.U. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Leah is a great therapist and she is so relatable and down to earth. I wish her nothing but the best in her profession.

Written by A.N. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks

Leah has been amazing. She is very responsive to my concerns and I am so glad my child feels comfortable sharing and speaking to her!

Written by K.T. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I have only had 2 sessions with Leah but she listens so well. She is also funny and personable so I don’t feel like I’m talking to a dry person simply taking notes on my problems. I’d recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks

Ms. Schumacher is extremely kind and straightforward.

Written by N.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Leah helped me identify why I was feeling so much pain and hurt from a recent fallout. She’s supportive and a good listener.

Written by J.O. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks

She is awesome, and always makes me look forward to sessions and always listens to me. Couldn’t ask for more help from someone.

Written by J.O. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Leah is very compassionate and helpful. She both directs the discussion AND listens well and remembers what you tell her. She's also VERY responsive. You don't have to wait a long time to get a reply.

Written by A.M. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We have tried working with other counselors in the past, but never had great results and we were repeating a lot of the same mistakes. Working with Leah has given me confidence in repairing my relationship when both of us were losing hope. Leah is a blessing in our relationship and I can’t recommend her enough.

Written by T.I. on Jan 23, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Leah is awesome!