Leah  Petrucci
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Leah Petrucci

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online

I AM CURRENTLY SEEING CLIENTS THROUGH TELEHEALTH SESSIONS ONLY, USING ZOOM OR THE PHONE. PLEASE CONTACT ME TO SCHEDULE A FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION OR VISIT MY WEBSITE WWW.LEAHPETRUCCI.COM

Updated August 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic illness
  • Codependency
  • Divorce & separation
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Leah Petrucci is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach. She works with women ages 25 - 75 through a telehealth setting using Zoom or the Phone. Many of Leah’s clients struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, Codependency, and chronic illness/pain. Leah is particularly passionate about serving women who are highly empathic/sensitive, single or divorced, recovering from a narcissistic partner, have chronic pain/illness, or are entrepreneurs.

Leah follows an Integrative/Holistic approach, using methods such as Polyvagal Theory, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy/Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Spiritually Integrated Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, Psychodynamic Therapy, Energy Psychology, and Exposure & Response Prevention. These modalities involve changing negative thought patterns & core beliefs, learning how to enjoy the present moment, tolerate stress, process and regulate emotions, learning better communication & relationship skills, releasing trapped trauma stored in the body, regulating the Fight or Flight response, and discovering how adult behaviors have been affected from adverse childhood experiences. These approaches support clients to feel more relaxed and present, to feel heard and validated, and to feel more focused and motivated towards achieving their goals.

Leah also provides Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coaching, where she guides clients with an array of health and wellness issues to make healthier decisions in the areas of mind, body, spirituality, and relationships.

Leah's style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, Leah will work to understand the client's past history and set attainable goals together, and she will establish a strong alliance and provide a comfortable environment where clients feel safe and heard.

Outside of private practice, Leah loves to sing, dance, and cuddle with her kitty. She also enjoys escaping into a good movie or TV series, often while coloring with her glitter pens.


Message to clients

It is essential to me as a Therapist that clients feel validated in their experiences, supported, and heard. I often hear from clients, especially ones with health related issues, that their doctors weren’t listening to their concerns or were telling them there was nothing wrong with them or that nothing that could be done. I never want a client to feel dismissed or minimized, and I strive for clients to leave each session feeling better than they did before. As a highly empathic Therapist, my goal is to see things from the client’s perspective and to provide guidance according to their therapeutic needs.


Specialties

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Meritain Health
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $175 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 8 pm
  • Tue 10am - 8 pm
  • Wed 10am - 8 pm
  • Thu 10am - 8 pm
  • Fri 10am - 8 pm
  • Sat N/A
  • Sun N/A

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Leah Petrucci, LLC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
Holistic Healing with Leah Petrucci, LLC, Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, 2022 - Present
Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coach, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2014 - 2021
Petsmart, Inc., Dog Training Instructor, 2012 - 2018
SOLVE Maternity Homes, Inc., Case Manager/Counselor, 2014 - 2016
Operation PAR, Substance Abuse Counselor, 2008 - 2010
Humane Society of Manatee County, Adoption Counselor/Medical Office Assistant, 2007 - 2008
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Crisis Counselor/Supervisor, 2001 - 2007

PESI, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2020
Samaritan Institute, Spiritually Integrated Therapy, 2017
Argosy University, Master of Arts - Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science - Psychology, 2001


Licensure

Florida: 17650


Languages

English