Leah McEllistrem

Leah McEllistrem

MA, LMFT, MN Board Approved Supervisor & Clinic Manager


Grand Ave Location

As a therapist, I strive to help my clients improve their relationships with themselves and others. I approach therapy from a gentle, yet direct, place to help clients find hope in the midst of suffering. My practice is informed by a belief that all human beings are worthy of compassion and acceptance, and I invite my clients to show up exactly as who they are. I love working with clients from all backgrounds, and aim to work from a lense of social justice. I am committed to being anti-racist, body positive, sex positive, and affirming of the LGBTQIA+ population, as well as furthering my education in multicultural competency as a therapist and human being. 

I work with adult individuals who have experienced relational and attachment trauma, as well as people navigating stressors related to anxiety, perfectionism, grief, life transitions, family stress, fertility/infertility, romantic relationships, sexual health, and gender and sexual identity.  Most of my clients are adults who are seeking help navigating the stress and burnout that comes from living a life filled with anxiety, perfectionism, and trauma. I also enjoy working with people experiencing chronic pain, chronic illness, or autoimmune disorders. I am trained in EMDR Therapy through The EMDR Institute and specialize in working with trauma and PTSD.

I have completed yoga teacher training in SomaYoga through Tula Yoga and Wellness, and often incorporate yogic principles of mindfulness and grounding techniques into my practice with clients. In my personal life, I practice yoga and mindfulness often and strongly believe in the importance of understanding the body as it responds to trauma and mental health. I also love reading, knitting, traveling, and spending time in nature with my husband and dog.

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