Leona Frances Pierce
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Leona Frances Pierce

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Wayne Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 7, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Mind-body connection
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

When we're in the midst of a challenges or hardship, it's difficult to see the bigger picture. We often need to focus on the obstacles before us to overcome them, to survive, yet remaining in this mindset can lead to missing the forest for the trees. I aim to provide a supportive, non-judgmental space where you can openly express your thoughts, feelings and history, allowing for gained insight and a fresh perspective, better equipping you to identify solutions to barriers in your way or methods to cope with life's challenges.

Therapy is a journey of self-exploration, where you can discover your authentic self and tap into the source of your true potential. It's an opportunity to identify your values, strengths, and passions, allowing you to align your life with what truly brings you joy and fulfillment. By cultivating self-awareness, therapy empowers you to make positive changes that will last a lifetime. I am dedicated to helping others reveal who they truly are and attain the holistic health I believe we all deserve.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Leona Pierce is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $165

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Wayne practice
145 East Swedesford Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Pennsylvania: CW023638


Languages

English