Leigh Shindelar, LPC, CAADC

Leigh Shindelar, LPC, CAADC Verified by GLPG

Education

  • School:
    Central Michigan University
  • Degree:
    Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
  • Additional Certificates:

    CAADC

I believe that we are all capable of learning, healing, and growing in our relationships with self and with others, no matter where we have come from, and no matter where we may find ourselves in this moment. When I meet a new client, I take time to get to know your personal history, your values, your strengths, your struggles, how you see yourself, and I then work alongside you to choose which therapeutic approaches and lenses will help you find the answers you need in your life right now.

I love working with individual adults and teens, couples, and families on diverse issues including anxiety and depression, anger and emotion expression, relationship problems, communication skills, LGBTQ and identity exploration, career and life transitions, grief and loss, parenting challenges, and divorce and co-parenting.

I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Prepare/Enrich (for couples), and I also have extensive training in substance use disorders and addictions and am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). My approach as a clinician is person-centered, humanistic, family or systems-oriented, and attachment informed. My bachelor's training was in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and mediation. I also offer supervision for limited licensed counselors (LLPCs).

I look forward to providing you support and helping you reach your personal goals in a manner that clarifies and affirms your values, while also identifying some ways of thinking or coping that may no longer be helpful for you.

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna/Cofinity
  • BCBS
  • BCN
  • Beacon Health Options (BHO/VO)
  • Humana
  • Humana Military (Tricare East)
  • McLaren
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Total Health Care (THC)
  • UBH
  • Ulliance EAP
We verify your insurance benefits and will provide you with a cost estimate prior to your first session.

Issues

  • ADHD (Adults)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Communities

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive / Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues

Session Types

  • Couples
  • Family Therapy with Adults
  • Family Therapy with Kids
  • Individuals

Age Specialty

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based