Leah Crask-Ellis, LPC
Leah Crask-Ellis is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Central Methodist University in 2013 with a Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling. Leah most often approaches therapy from person centered, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness theories but draws on other theories and practices to best suit her clients. Leah has a variety of therapeutic experiences including inpatient and outpatient settings and addressing concerns such as substance use, serious and chronic mental illness, suicidality, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, anxiety, sexual and gender identity concerns in children, adolescents, adults and couples. Leah has specialized training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which are both evidenced based practices for addressing both major and minor traumas, and WPATH Standards of Care for working with transgender individuals.
Leah has been active in suicide prevention and working with survivors of suicide loss. She has presented at state and regional conferences on suicide prevention in LGBTQ populations and with co-occurring disorders. Leah has a strong foundation in sexuality studies and embraces the diversity of the human experience.
Leah sees the client as an expert in their own life and her role is to guide them back to their own expertise through self- exploration and growth while finding greater balance in their life. Leah recognizes a wide variety of healthy human desires, spiritual practices, relationship organization and identities and will meet you where you are at and respect your choices and goals.
Leah believes in the value of balance in one’s life and enjoys spending time with her family, attending her sons’ sporting events and being their #1 chauffeur, volunteering and vacationing anywhere near water.
Leah accepts the following insurance:
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthlink, Consociates, United Healthcare, UMR, All Savers, Golden Rule
E4 Health (EAP), New Directions (EAP), PAS (EAP), H&H (EAP), Mutual of Omaha (EAP), Health Advocate (EAP)