Leah Sampson, MSW, LCSW, LCMHC-QS

Director of Clinical Services

Leah is not accepting new clients.

Leah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C010333) and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Qualified Supervisor (QS-130259). In addition to serving as an Outpatient Psychotherapist, she oversees the clinical operations of the team, providing clinical leadership, consultation and support. Leah received her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC and her graduate degree in Social Work from Savannah State University in Savannah, GA.

Leah has many years of experience working in residential, outpatient and inpatient settings with the singular goal of helping people become their best selves. She has a passion for empowering people to live their best lives on their terms. Leah is Intensively Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Prolonged Exposure using DBT for the treatment of complex trauma. She is also trained in Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (SAFE EMDR). She uses a new model of care called Constructed Awareness to do deeper work in healing from trauma. Leah works with other evidenced based practice models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is especially passionate about supporting those who have experienced racial trauma and social inequities. Leah believes in meeting you exactly where you are.

Leah’s philosophy of treatment is that everything you experience has value; it’s how you deal with the experience that develops your resiliency. She believes that change is transformative and it is a possibility for each and every one of us to love who we are, while- at the same time- work on being the best of which we are.

In her free time, Leah bakes, crafts & loves to spend time with her family which includes her 4 dogs and 2 Hairless Kitties named Phoenix and Friday. She is obsessed with all things Frida Kahlo. Leah loves a good historical drama and is most happy when she is cleaning or organizing something.

Leah is LGBTQIA+ affirming and works with teens and adults.

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email | leah@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com