Leigh Hall is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an integral member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and OCD for both adults and teens, has extensive training in CBT from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is certified in Seeking Safety and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Leigh is trained in evidence-based practices such as DBT, CBT, and ACT, and always strives to use these methods to tailor treatment to each client’s needs. She describes herself as a temporary co-traveler on her clients’ journeys, and believes her role is to sometimes lead and sometimes follow her clients while always ensuring they are working toward goals with ease, efficiency, and enjoyment.
Leigh received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. During her schooling, she trained at New Directions for Veterans, where she worked with dually-diagnosed male veterans dealing with homelessness, PTSD, and substance abuse.
“As Irvin Yalom says, ‘It’s the relationship that heals’ and I see this not only in the therapeutic relationship, but also in the connections clients build with each other. I love the way our clients support each other in groups, and the humor, resilience, and self-awareness so many of them bring to their individual treatment.”
Prior to becoming a therapist, Leigh worked in the music and entertainment industries, and has written, produced, and acted on stage, tv, and film. She is a world traveler, and has lived in at least five different countries.