Therapist Spotlight: Leah Raulerson, LPC

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Leah Raulerson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works out of our Denver-Hale Parkway location. Leah earned her Master’s in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. She works with adults dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship concerns, grief and loss, existential questions, and stage of life transitions. You can read her full bio here!

To schedule an appointment with her, please contact our intake department.

See below for more information about Leah!

What self-care techniques or activities do you do?

Riding my bike, baking, hanging out with my pets and family, travel, and making time for myself alone.

What made you become a therapist?

I have always been drawn to work helping others, having worked as a massage therapist for a decade. I sought out my own therapy in my mid-20s, and the benefits I received from this work set the foundation for me to work toward my own career path as a therapist.

What are your specialties?

I specialize in trauma, domestic violence and womens’ issues, challenges with depression, anxiety, stages of life transitions, grief and loss, and self-esteem.

Why do you believe that counseling can help?

Counseling can help us work through or recover from life’s struggles, even when we can’t prevent them. Counseling means earning the empowerment and sometimes the humility needed to live comfortably in our own skin, improve relationships, and meet personal goals. I see counseling as individualized for each person based on their needs and strengths, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Did you have a career before becoming a therapist?

Yes: Massage Therapist and Stage Actor.

Why is it important to seek counseling?

Because as humans none of us thrive in isolation. Whether in individual therapy with a single therapist, in couples treatment with a partner, or in a group with a collective of others, we require connection, reflection, and contrast to understand and express our best selves. Whatever stigmas, old stories, or other limits we use to keep us from accessing treatment and having better lives, it’s almost never a good enough excuse to avoid doing the work to live a more satisfying life.