Leah Parisian, LCSW
Certified Body Trust® Provider
My mission is to offer a path to feeling whole and embodied to those impacted by depression, anxiety, and/or the everyday stresses impacting our lives in our current culture.
I provide psychotherapeutic services as a guide. I acknowledge you as your own best expert, and will serve you as someone who will be a good listener, validating, as well as a catalyst for change in thoughts and behaviors by partnering with you in therapy. I believe in your inherent strength and abilities and have respect for all that has led you to this very moment in seeking support.
My ethical principles are rooted in social justice with a foundation in Health At Every Size® (HAES) principles, the Association for Size Diversity And Health (ASDAH) guiding values, Body Trust®, Harm Reduction, and National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Ethics. As with many who enter therapeutic professions, my education in clinical social work was centered in psychodynamic theory and its offshoots, however I have worked diligently to align my practice to truly reflect ethical principles of social justice, the above-noted organizations and areas of study, and will continue to work to do so. My clinical approach is based in post-modernist values that are respectful and center your experience, knowledge, and strengths.
I believe that all people and bodies are worthy, that YOU are worthy, and celebrate people of all sizes, genders, races, and ability.
My offering to you is to give you space for your story and experiences. That space includes awareness of how my intersectional identities inform my life-perspective and clinical work. As such I acknowledge that I will misstep at times and am dedicated to the principle of humility, acknowledging mistakes, correcting course, and doing the work I need to do to do better.
In line with my ethical foundations and commitment to social justice, I recognize the economic impacts of oppression, and thus offer equity pricing. Those who can pay full price or have insurance, create capacity for more people to receive services at Equity Pricing rates.
I stand by an ongoing commitment to learning and improving in my therapeutic practice to uphold the ethical principles set forth above.