About me

I am licensed in Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping teens and young adults with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LPC-MHSP 3900


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leah Shanks. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Feb 23, 2024 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Leah is very easy to talk to and listens and values your concerns and emotions. I feel very comfortable opening up with her and working though my issues. She is very calm and has a great personality and outlook. I highly recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Leah for 9 months

Leah is knowledgeable and kind-a perfect mix for guiding a parent and early adult. She stays on schedule and makes you feel empowered after a session.

Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

She’s knowledgeable, easy to connect with and helpful. She’s helping me to navigate through some misunderstandings in my marriage.

Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leah makes sure to connect with me if I let life get in the way and forget to communicate. She’s very easy to talk to and makes me realize that how I’m feeling is not abnormal.

Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

she’s been great for me! such a good listener and helps keep me grounded in reality too:)

Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Leah is wonderful and genuinely cares about you. She a wonderful listener and really wants to help with whatever it is you are struggling with in the quickest and most effective ways!

Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Mrs. Shanks has been a great help to me during my therapy time. She is always easy to reach and response in a timely manner. She listens and encourages me to be the best version of myself! I appreciate all she does!

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks

Great experience w Leah. She has children of her own and asks great questions.

Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks

She’s a very nice and respectful!

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Leah is an amazing therapist. She makes me feel heard and she really helps me to work through any issues that I’m having. I feel comfortable opening up to her as if I’m chatting with a friend. I couldn’t recommend her more!

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