Leah is a master’s level licensed social worker (LMSW) and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC). She has over 10 years of experience in counseling and mental health advocacy including addiction counseling and crisis services.
Leah embraces a strengths-based perspective and borrows from many different theories for her therapeutic style. She sees counseling as a collaborative adventure between the therapist and client and seeks to meet the needs of each client through a unique and personalized approach. She works together with her clients to establish realistic and attainable goals that can, and will, modify over time.
In her work with individuals, Leah sees active participation in and out of therapy sessions as essential to success. In addition to the therapy hour, she often assigns tasks between appointments to help strengthen the skills acquired during therapy and empower the clients to resolve issues long after the therapeutic relationship has ended. She encourages clients to learn and practice new tools and skills to enhance and create the life they want to live.
She strongly believes in meeting the client where they are and welcomes new clients into a space free of judgment and full of compassion. She believes self-discovery and awareness are important parts of the journey to health.
Leah has specific training in working with individuals in recovery from substance abuse and those experiencing complex trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, or times of transition.
Leah especially enjoys working with anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, grief and loss, and daily life stressors.
Leah works with individuals within the state of Michigan — currently exclusively via telehealth (video sessions). Contact her to learn more about your insurance coverage or self-pay rates.
If you are in crisis, contact 911. Leah is not able to provide therapy or respond timely to emergencies through voicemails or emails.
- Alcohol Use
- Chronic Relapse
- Coping Skills
- Drug Abuse
- Dual Diagnosis
- Eating Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Internet Addiction
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Sleep or Insomnia
- Substance Use
- Suicidal Ideation
- Video Game Addiction
Contact Leah Hoekstra
Call Kalamazoo Therapy Group at (269) 225-5148, or send a message.