My name is Leah Berry, and I’m a counselor, addiction specialist, and eating disorder specialist. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults and specialize in treating eating disorders, body image challenges, substance use disorders, trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. I’m passionate about working with people who feel misunderstood, experience multiple mental health difficulties, and feel overwhelmed or frustrated with playing “whack-a-mole” with different mental health challenges.
I use a person-centered approach and believe that each person needs a tailored approach to treatment based on their own needs and preferences – this includes approaching my work from an inclusive, affirming, anti-diet, HAES, and anti-racists perspective. I pull from a variety of approaches as I work with each client, often including CBT, DBT, integrative, and humanism. I have compelted specialized training in EMDR and TF-CBT for the treatment of trauma and have advanced training in the treatment of substance use disorders.
In additional to being licensed in North Carolina, I’m also a licensed counselor in VA, OK, CA, and NH.