Leigh Berry (She/Her)

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RHN
 therapist: Leigh Berry,
In-Person in Ottawa, ON K2S 1C6
In-Person in Dunrobin, ON K0A 1L0
Online in Ontario
Overwhelmed, anxious and oh so tired? How many hours have you spent doing what you don't want to be doing? Or spinning in anxiety and fear about all the unknowns? Lost in the hustle of everyday life - fighting to get it all done, and caring for everyone else, all while trying to fix your feelings and free yourself from the voice in your head telling you you aren't good enough. It's exhausting! Climb out of the fog of the have-to or should-dos, and everyone else's needs. No more gripping, no more pushing, no more resisting. It's time to love yourself boldly. To feel grounded and connected to your body and your emotions. Through counseling and nutrition, I help women to shift their relationship with themselves and food. To become allies as you are guided into alignment, so you can live from a place of ease, confidence, balance, and trust in yourself. As a Mom to two little souls I know how it feels to know there’s another way but feel too busy and wrapped up in life to actually find it. Having someone on your side who understands how hard it is to let go of control when it’s all you’ve ever known, and who knows what it’s like to want to be excellent at everything you do, while managing a job, friendships, family relationships, exercise, birthdays, eating well and keeping your house-plants alive - means everything. If you have landed here you are taking steps to love yourself boldly and find what feels good. Yay!

Client Focus

Session Format: Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Biopsychosocial
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Psychosocial
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Somatic
Approach Description: Pause. Feel. Tune in. Welcome the triggers and feel into alignment with your true self. Your heart knows the way. I strongly believe that when we can go inward and create space to know and turn towards our true self, that this provides the ultimate platform for healing to take place. In my work with each client, I strive to provide a safe space that fosters this intuitive ability for growth and healing. One that brings you closer to your authentic self and a felt sense of inner alignment. At the same time, I hold high regard for the energetic presence that I bring to each session. This involves an empathic, trauma-informed and non-judgemental approach that is accepting and genuine with each client. I am a client-centred therapist and see each client as the expert of their own experiences, honouring the strengths that each client carries within them. This journey is particularly for those who feel at the whim of their emotions~ disconnected, lost, alone, anxious, overwhelmed, sad or depressed, stressed; and who feel a strong desire to shift their relationship to Self. There are often experiences of self-doubt, self-criticism, and a strong desire to feel better, to feel good enough. Patterns of using food (perhaps unknowingly) to cope and feel better may also exist. I specialize in working with women and Moms (age 25-45), including female youth/young women (age 16-24) wanting to address difficulties related, but not limited to: Life Transitions, Motherhood, parenting, Relationship to Self (self-esteem, self-worth), Interpersonal Relationships (partners, children, family members, colleagues ect.), Mood & Anxiety, ADHD, Stress, Emotional Eating, and Health & Nutrition. I work with conscious intention to see and hear you where you are today as we move collaboratively through therapy and draw from various therapeutic approaches to move towards desired goals. I uniquely offer holistic nutrition services alongside use of best-practice modalities. Some favourites include, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Emotion-Focused (EFT), Dialectical-Behavioural (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Somatic, Movement and mindfulness-based therapies like Mindful Emotional Eating (MEE). I believe that it is important to understand what is at the root of our problems, and can integrate nutrition to support and enhance biological, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I invite you to connect with me to book your initial session, and to learn more about me and the work that I do on my website.

Education & Credentials

Leigh Berry MSW, RSW, RHN
  • Female
  • License # 817935
  • Licensed in Ontario, Canada
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: Master of Social Work degree from The University of Toronto (MSW) Specialization: Health and Mental Health with collaborative in Addiction Studies. Diploma in Holistic Nutrition (RHN) from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Bachelor of Social Sciences from The University of Ottawa.

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee 200
Insurance
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Clients are provided with a receipt upon payment received. Clients can submit receipts to individual insurance providers.

Leigh Berry Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Ottawa, ON K2S 1C6 and Dunrobin, ON K0A 1L0
  • Available Online for residents of Ontario
  • Online Therapy Details: Telehealth sessions provided over Jane App software, which is completely PHIPA compliant.
Leigh Berry Practice Description
I support clients through one-to-one sessions both online through a telehealth platform, and in-person at two clinic locations in the west end of Ottawa. I also enjoy running groups and workshops. Head over to my website to learn more about any upcoming events~ www.leighberryco.com.

Practice Overview

1347 Stittsville Main Street
2386 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway
Available both in-person and online
14 Years Experience
Group, Individual

Driving Directions

Office location 1: Dunbar Osteopathy Office location 2: Carp Ridge Eco Wellness Centre

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