Leona Frances Pierce
She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Leona Pierce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to providing comprehensive mental health care to adults and young adults throughout the greater Philadelphia area utilizing an integrative approach with a foundation rooted in evidence-based treatment models including cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
Leona specializes in a holistic, integrative therapy approach, treating the whole person by recognizing and respecting the interconnection and interdependence between mind and body. Holistic therapy offers a refreshing perspective by focusing on the interconnectedness of mental & physical health, increasing insight, self-esteem & resiliency. Embracing the belief that the mind & body are deeply intertwined, this therapeutic approach provides a unique opportunity for true healing & transformation, improving relationships with others & gaining insight along the way. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT) challenges distressing emotions, thoughts & behaviors tied to past trauma, aiming to separate the past from present. By addressing the impact trauma has upon the overall well-being we will find ways to stay rooted in today, allowing the pain of the past to dull & fade, making space for the light of a horizon tomorrow. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other mindfulness practices have the potential to reveal insight & understanding in an unparalleled capacity. The insight we gain allows us to observe our reality, while also interrupting negative thought patterns and changing our futures for the better.
Leona is devoted to helping individuals unlock hidden potential and heal from the past, learning who they truly are, and what they truly need along the way.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
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
Leona Pierce is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 12 years
University Of Pennsylvania Health System, Licensed Clinical Social Worker-inpatient & outpatient mental health treatment, 2012 - Present
University of Pennsylvania Social Policy & Practice, Masters in Social Work, 2012
Northeastern University, Bachelors in Psychology, 2010