Leah Martonosi, LLMSW, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan and her Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University, Pew Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Leah's internship experience at EnCourage Counseling, Holland Michigan provided continuing education of trauma therapeutic methods where she practiced professional skills of engagement, assessment and intervention as a therapist and co-therapist with individual and group therapy. Leah’s passion for helping others is strong and growing. Her personal and professional experience has taught her the problems people experience when it comes to accepting, tolerating and healing from trauma until trauma is recognized.
Understanding that trauma can be a part of everyone's lives in some shape or form, Leah integrates empathy and respect within her therapy to assist clients with the challenges they may be facing. She will help you meet your therapeutic goals, using healthy skills and tools to overcome and support your healing and restoration.
For additional information you can reference Leah's Professional Bio here at Psychology Today.
I began therapy with Leah in September of this year and in just a short few months she has already given me priceless support and guidance. I have grown leaps and bounds since joining her practice. I can truly attest that Leah is a kind and thoughtful therapist who takes her job very seriously. She offers a perspective that is attentive and thought provoking. I have taken tools that she has taught me and used them to help me in real life situations. My positive experiences with Leah, leads me to highly recommend her to anyone looking for extra help getting by in this world.
Leah has been outstanding. I have worked with other social workers and therapists and have not been able to find the quality of insight that Leah has offered in any of them. She has helped me to find balance in my personal and professional life and given me unbiased objectives to work on and over come as I try to juggle the many stresses in life. Her personality is charming and welcoming but most importantly she creates a safe place for me to work through my emotions. When dealing with relationship and parenting stresses it is hard to find time or even a desire to work on yourself as an individual and Leah has made it possible for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for balance or help creating an action plan to get through whatever it is that they are going through. Her professionalism and empathic nature promotes self love and value in the wants and needs that are often overlooked.
I started going to Leah after I got into a horrible Motorcycle accident. I felt lost, confused and not sure what to do. I had this brain injury and wanted a therapist to help me understand. That’s when I found my amazing therapist Leah! She has helped me in so many ways since I started seeing her. She has helped me understand my injury more and help me work through life. She gives you tools to use when you are having a bad day. She always gives you homework to work on. She is always upbeat, in a good make and makes sure you are ok! I would tell anyone to go to Leah in a heartbeat! She has changed my life and is the real deal. Best Therapist Ever! Thank You for everything you have done!