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Leita Richardson

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2024
Years of Experience: 2

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.


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