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About Me

Leah Fox

Psychotherapist, In Boulder Colorado

Leah (she/her/hers) LMSW, is a psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, and groups. She specializes in complex trauma from a place of optimism, curiosity and resilience.

Leah works with the many challenges associated with trauma, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, shame, low self-esteem, insomnia, relationship problems, boundary issues, substance abuse, personality disorders, self-harming, eating disorders and chronic pain issues.

Leah works from an attachment-based and psychodynamic lenses, while integrating approaches such as, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. She uses sensorimotor processes to facilitate trauma integration resulting in an increase in well-being. Sensorimotor processes support individuals in shifting neurological patterns through targeting the body’s habits of movement, posture, and emotional dysregulation.

Leah’s goal is to create trusting therapeutic relationships that help individuals to create positive shifts in their lives.

She is a certified mindfulness instructor who defines mindfulness as “noticing what is happening right now,” creating the space to make positive change in one’s life. Leah supports individuals to bring compassionate awareness to their experiences, so that they can break patterns which no longer serve them. She works from a place of non-judgmental discernment. This means encouraging individuals not to judge their behaviors, but rather to openly notice their impact, cultivate increased self-compassion, and from this place of self-love move towards greater harmony in their lives.

Leah received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Childhood Development and Education (magna cum laude) from New York University, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work (summa cum laude) from Colorado State University. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in New York State and Colorado as well as a Certified Mindfulness Instructor.

POPULAR SERVICES
My Expertise Area

Depression

From the time you get up in the morning, you feel as if you’re dragging yourself through your day. Depression is correlated with chronic pain, memory loss, and other physical ailments. It literally physically hurts to be depressed.

Family Counseling

Do certain family members make you want to tear your hair out? Do you feel like no matter how you try to get through to them, they will not hear you?

Anxiety therapy

After a social gathering, you can’t fall asleep because you’re spinning out about things you wish you hadn’t said, you wonder why you get so damn awkward? 

TRAUMA AND PTSD

You watch yourself see threats everywhere you go. Even when you’re trying to rest, your heart races and your mind tells you aren’t safe in situations that you rationally know are harmless.

Leah creates a safe space for clients by showing compassion, presence, acceptance, and empathy (both verbally and somatically) within the appropriate therapeutic relationship. Clients feel quickly safe in her presence as evidenced by their deepening into uncomfortable material very soon. She is also able to face difficult situations and take initiative to resolve them with grace, presence, and clinical judgment, while also holding systemic (including family dynamics) perspectives. All of this makes her an invaluable clinician to serve clients within complex systems.

-Former Supervisor

Leah is committed to social justice and cultural humility and it shows from the questions she asks, the approaches she takes with clients, and the ways she engages in the world personally to professionally. From engaging in research on racial equity to fat acceptance, Leah was always thinking about how to show up as a clinician who utilizes her role for creating systemic and individual change.

-Supervisor

Leah really listened to me, I’ve never had that level of compassion and curiosity with a therapist before.

-Former Client

Leah has been a treasure trove of enlightenment for me.

-Former Client

Leah truly saw my son in a way no one had before, her reflections helped him to thrive. She was able to support him in navigating his anxiety during a very difficult transition by highlighting his strengths and teaching him skills to build on these strengths.

-Parent of a Former Client