She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Lea Tanenbaum is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She specializes in individual and couples counseling for those looking to make observable changes in their lives.
Lea is a counselor actively engaged in her client’s growth and change. Lea offers a variety of styles of counseling, including solution-focused or more explorative psychodynamic work. Lea uses her foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to implement strengths based and humanistic approaches. Lea works under the belief that strengths you already have will be the key to unlocking desired results.
Lea began her work in the field at a center for disabilities services, working with children from 3 - 5, all on the autism spectrum. Through Marist Graduate program she was able to work with adults at Family Services where she remained involved as an intern for a year and employed for 2 more. At Family Services Lea worked with those who would not have been otherwise able to access counseling. Lea was able to work within the tangible limitations these individuals faced to assist in goal identification and achievement. Concurrently, Lea worked at Teamer Counseling, providing services to more couples and families seeking guidance for concerns at home.
Lea hoped to provide a more cohesive, blended, accessible form of counseling and moved her practice to Headway. Here she’s able to provide telehealth services to those 16 and older. These individuals benefit from her experience working with a varied population. Lea is focused on meeting clients where they are, getting to know them as a person, and customizing their therapeutic experience to their identified goals and values.
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Assertiveness - Empowering oneself to prioritize one’s needs above others, especially when it comes to mental health; practicing how to set and maintain boundaries; exploring why it can be difficult to stand up for oneself in certain situations
Years of Experience: 2 years
Family Services Inc., Mental Health Counselor, 2020 - 2023
Teamer Counseling, Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - 2023
Marist College, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Skidmore College, Bachelor of Arts Psychology, 2019
New York: 013621-01