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Leita Richardson

Outpatient Mental Health Professional

t-LMHC, LPC

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Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 2
Education:

St. Ambrose University - BS in Psychology

Western Illinois University - Ms. Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Areas of Experience

More About Leita Richardson

Clinical Interests:

  • Primarily individual mental health services
  • Trauma-Informed care, interested in further classes and training (EMDR, brain-spotting, etc.)
  • Theoretical orientation: person-centered therapy with heavy use of somatic therapy
  • Experience in variety of ages of clientele, but works best and most confidently with adults and teens due to psychoeducational approach

Clinical Approach:

Person-centered orientation, and applying techniques based on client needs such as somatic approach (emotional and bodily awareness, bottom-up processing, etc.) as well as trauma-focused. If presenting symptoms correlate with likelihood of traumas, approach would involve trauma-informed care, building regulation skills and awareness skills with use of DBT approach, as well as appropriate (timely and after rapport-building) processing within session. If desired by client and appropriately needed, resources such as workbooks, bibliotherapy, and videos to assist in grounding techniques.

Hobbies:

Personally interested in spending time with family and friends, and pet cat at home. More of a homebody and enjoys baking and playing video games. Enjoys time outside and creative activities such as creative writing, painting and ink-based drawing/sketching.

Clinic Contact Info

Ankeny Clinic

1105 N Ankeny Blvd Suite 100
Ankeny, IA 50023

(515) 255-8399