I know what you’re going through because I’ve been there. Waking up sick and not remembering events from the night before, regretting things that you did or said, feeling like life is out of control.
I found that learning to ask for help and finding the right people to guide me was crucial to my recovery. I’d be honored to be one of those people for you.
Because I’ve been through this, I know what it takes to get out. I work best with people who are so sick of being unhappy that they’re willing to make some changes. I can’t change you. You have to change you and I am thrilled to help support you in that.
I practice a holistic and person-centered approach, using cognitive, mindfulness, trauma-focused techniques and laughter to help you stay sober, heal, improve your relationships and learn tools that can uplift and calm you.
Prior to private practice, I was an individual and family therapist at a drug rehab for people that struggled with both substance abuse and mental health. Before that I provided therapy at a community college and at a mental health agency where I worked with clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, Relational and LGBTQ+ issues.
Aside from therapy, I’m also a certified Yoga Instructor and have been blessed to share the benefits of yoga at an LGBTQ+ center, a rehab, a sober living, a mental health agency, a women’s jail and in yoga studios. I’ve found Yoga to be extremely supportive of my own and my client’s mental health and sobriety.
I earned my Masters of Social Work from Cal State Dominguez Hills. My program’s focus was Critical Race Theory and I did by Capstone on Mental Health and Nutrition. I went into social work because of its emphasis on systems and social justice. Whether it’s battling the injustice of cultural norms and messages that allow substance abuse and codependency to thrive, or the system you will create for yourself through treatment, I believe these are the keys to recovering.
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*Jennifer Leupp ACSW 79100; supervised by Jeni Yarbrough LCSW 70644*