Leanna Hale, LPC is a graduate of Naropa University, where she earned her MA degree in 1995, specializing in Somatic Psychology. Her education emphasized an integrated body-mind-spirit and transpersonal focus. She graduated from Kent State University Honors College, Summa Cum Laude, with a BA degree in Psychology in 1992. In her career as a professional counselor, she has had a wide range of experience helping others with a variety of issues related to challenges and personal growth. She has experience treating mood and anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, relationship issues and supporting life transitions. Leanna highly values continuing education on issues spanning a variety of areas. Her approach to working with individuals, families and groups is based on a holistic and client-centered practice philosophy that encourages personal awareness, education and empowerment as the foundation in making positive and lasting change. She believes that the therapeutic relationship serves as a foundation for change, and highlights the importance of maintaining integrity, tolerance and humility for all in the process. She understands that conflict and change can seem difficult and feel overwhelming at times, and at the same time these challenges can present incredible opportunities for meaningful growth for individuals, families and communities.