Leah Swaden MA, LMFT


About Leah

Welcome! I am so glad you are here. Finding the right therapist for you is an important first step. I use a laidback, curious, and collaborative approach to assist others in their journey towards healing. I love laughing and make my best attempt at using humor to lighten the load of some of the heavy topics you might be bringing to our work together. I truly value the real, authentic selves we get to show up as in the therapy room (or zoom screen).

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe relationships and connectedness with others is an integral part of our lives. And with the current political and social climate, relationships can feel harder now more than ever. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families on relational concerns including significant others as well as strained or complicated family relationships. I use an attachment-based approach to all therapy and am trained in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy.

Other specialty areas include anxiety, depression, OCD, identity struggles, and life transitions. I use Brainspotting and neuropsychology to treat the effects of trauma and stress. I have both professional and personal experience with grief and loss and enjoy this work deeply. I typically work with people age 16+ but have a background in early childhood mental health and enjoy working with families with young children.

I have a feminist approach to therapy and am affirming to people of all genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and abilities.

In my free time, I love spending time with my friends and family, being outdoors (camping, hiking, canoeing, disc golfing), cooking something new, gardening, and seeing live music.


"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
—Eleanor Roosevelt