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Who Am I?

Lisa Leahey, MA, LPC, NCC
I am passionate about people and finding solutions to interpersonal problems and relationships. After many years as a manager for the Walt Disney Company and later as an airfreight sales executive, I decided to use my public relations and management skills to focus more on people’s personal needs. While raising my three children, I worked on a church staff as a Children’s Ministry Program Director, women’s ministry counselor, and public speaker on
various issues relating to counseling and family life.
Walking through the personal struggles with so many men, women, children, and families throughout the years led me to pursue my MA degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Denver Seminary, where I graduated with honors. My practice is not limited to Christian clients, but I believe in addressing spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical aspects related to who you are as a person with acceptance and compassion. I have found that it is impossible to truly understand a person and their situation or life struggle  without understanding all aspects of who they are.

 

 

My main interest is helping clients with their deepest issues, which is the key to real transformation and freedom from confusion, abuse, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and depression. I work with couples, individuals, families, and blended families who want to transform their current relationships, or are healing from broken relationships. I am a regular speaker at Divorce Workshop Denver, and am passionate about helping people heal through the painful process of divorce. I am certified in Prepare/Enrich pre-marital and marital counseling and have training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. I am also
trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for clients dealing with PTSD, trauma, abuse, chronic pain, and past or current unsettling life disturbances.

 

I don’t just believe in change and transformation – I am honored to have experienced this with my clients firsthand in an atmosphere of empathy, trust, and respect. If you are ready to experience change in a safe and non-judgmental environment, or you are a couple that wants to experience deep intimacy and healing, please give me a call.

The Story Behind Our Name

Let’s face it – Truth is a strong word. We all have heard the saying, “Truth can set you free,” yet many people run from the truth in an effort to deal with their painful situations. We fail to see the truth in our situations, in our relationships, and even in ourselves. You may even recognize a famous movie quote where Jack Nicholson yells, “You can’t handle the truth!” However, the reality is that hiding from our own personal truths leaves us feeling isolated, lonely, and confused.

But in reality, we all long for truth, love, belonging, and happiness. Hiding from the truth creates the opposite of what we truly want and leads us to form defense mechanisms in order to protect ourselves from pain. Understanding the truth in ourselves is the first step to lasting change that can free us from depression and anxiety. Understanding the truth of our relationships is the first step that leads to lasting changes in marriages and other key relationships.

At Truth Counseling, we believe people can handle the truth and experience transformation that results in clarity, joy, and healing.

The Story Behind Our Logo

Much like Truth being a strong word, a tree with deep roots is a strong tree. Some of us might not have had a childhood that allowed us to develop a strong root system, but did you know that people can actually go back and heal developmentally? Also, an interesting fact about shade trees with shallow roots is that they can drive into a nearby structure’s foundation. Likewise, being in a relationship with someone who has suffered developmentally can lead to structural fractures in their relationships with others. Interestingly, to promote deeper roots, one must water a tree deeply once a week, which is the usual protocol for counseling. And we all know deep and healthy roots lead to a prosperous and healthy tree full of life and vitality. A tree just needs to be cared for, watered, and occasionally pruned. At Truth Counseling, we want to care for you as we help you prune away the dead branches and experience new growth.