Leah Newman, LPC-MHSP, MEd, MS
Specialties: Sexuality, Gender, & Alternative Spirituality
Are you looking for an LGBT Counselor or coach in Tennessee? Or perhaps you are looking for someone who is comfortable and knowledgeable about alternative spiritualities. Look no further! I always provide an accepting & non-judgmental environment for clients of all backgrounds, but focus predominately on transgender concerns and transitions, cross-dressing, gay & lesbian concerns, non-traditional relationships & relationship issues. I also enjoy working with couples and significant others who are experiencing change with their spouse's transition as this can be a very difficult and confusing process. Many of my clients also struggle with family difficulties, anxiety, depression, a lack of coping skills, and high levels of stress.
I understand that spirituality is an important component of wellness and life for many. I am open to people of all spiritual backgrounds and practices and specialize in alternative spiritualities such as New Age, Pagan and Neo-Pagan, Western Esotericism, the Occult, and African Diaspora Religions.
I have been a member of Nashville's LGBTQIA+ community for 20 years and created a private counseling practice that focuses predominately on the needs of this community. I am well versed in the dynamics of gay and lesbian relationships, family difficulties, gender transitions, and area resources and have received in-depth training to perform transgender evaluations for adults and older adolescents.
I obtained my Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011. I also completed a Master's of Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon in 2017. I bring my love for wellness into the counseling setting by focusing on holistic healing. Focusing on all components of wellness is the only way to fully become whole and healthy. I have extensive education in nutrition, aromatherapy and essential oils, spirituality, and energy healing. I am also an Access Bars , Usui Reiki 2, and Holy Fire II reiki practitioner, and am certified in level 1 Energy Psychology.