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Leigh Fisher, LMSW, CTP

Leigh Fisher, LMSW, CTP

Therapist for Adults & Teens Specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, & Mood Disorders | Career & Life Skills Coaching in Alpharetta, GA

The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a complimentary 20 - 30 minute consultation. Depending on your therapist's availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

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$135+/session

Leigh is a psychotherapist and a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) who strives to empower clients to not only make positive changes within themselves, but to play an active role within the lives of their loved ones, friends, and communities as well.

Leigh focuses on mindfulness-based and evidence-based treatments and has specialized advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Trauma (SFBT-T), Bilateral Stimulation Therapies (EMDR & TheraTapper), Somatic Based Interventions, and Restorative Retelling.  She is also currently in training to become a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher.  Leigh utilizes a wide range of additional therapeutic tools and techniques from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Strengths-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to ensure clients have a well-rounded therapeutic experience.

Leigh believes the goal of therapy is not to push away or deny our thoughts and feelings but to mindfully allow for their presence and learn to change the way in which we relate to them.  “When we accept that we are stuck, not broken, this is where our healing begins.”

Leigh previously worked for many years in management and leadership roles, using her social services experience and business skills to foster growth and success in the individuals around her.  She brings an enthusiasm and a commitment to help improve mental health and foster healing and independence in individuals, families, and groups.

Areas of Expertise:

Works With:

Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Trauma (SFBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Strengths-Based Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Bi-lateral Stimulation Therapy (EMDR & TheraTapper)
  • Somatic-Based Interventions
  • “Walk and Talk” Therapy
  • Restorative Retelling
  • Narrative Therapy

Education:

Masters, Clinical Social Work, University of Georgia

Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, University of Georgia

Specialized Training:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intensive Course
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma Mental Health Competency
  • The Trauma-Competent Clinician
  • Trauma Treatment with EMDR, CBT, and Somatic-Based Interventions: A Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training Course
  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma (Parts 1-5)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Survivors of Trauma
  • Mindfulness and Compassion Global Summit

Credentials:

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), State of Georgia (MSW009485) and Florida (TPIC690

Certified Trauma Professional (CTP), Evergreen Certifications

Leigh's Blog Posts

Metta Meditation: The Benefits, The Science Behind It, & How to Do It

Metta Meditation: The Benefits, The Science Behind It, & How to Do It

Author: Leigh Fisher, LMSW

Similar to other types of meditation, Metta meditation is beneficial for mental, emotional, and physical health. It’s especially useful for reducing negative thoughts and emotions towards yourself and others. …

The Emotional Pain Behind Self-Harm

The Emotional Pain Behind Self-Harm

Author: Leigh Fisher, LMSW

It is tempting to think of Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI), or self-harm as it is often called, as “attention-seeking behavior” but the research is very clear that this is not …

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Treat Disordered Eating

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Treat Disordered Eating

Author: Leigh Fisher, LMSW

Have your struggles with disordered eating, over-exercising, counting calories, etc. robbed you of your energy and kept you from doing the things that are truly meaningful to you? …

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Author: Leigh Fisher, LMSW

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) has proven effective with a wide range of clinical conditions: depression, anxiety, OCD, workplace stress, chronic pain, the stress of terminal cancer, anxiety, PTSD, anorexia, …