Leigh Uhlenkott

MS, LPCS, NCC, LCMHC, Primary Therapist


Education

  • Bachelor’s in psychology and Associates in Communication from Carroll College Helena, Montana
  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah 
  • Licensed Professional Counselor NC
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor NC
  • Nationally Certified Counselor NC and FL
  • Trained and Certified in Gender Therapy
  • 14 years Dedicated to wilderness therapy and working with Adolescents, Young adults, and gender-fluid and nonconforming youth in treatment.
  • Certification in Rapid Trauma Resolution

Specializations

  • Transgender, gender fluid and gender non-conforming
  • Social Communication Disorder
  • Learning and Executive Functioning Issues
  • Substance Dependence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Adoption
  • School Refusal
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder

About Leigh

During her 20 years of experience, Leigh has worked as a Clinical Director at a therapeutic boarding school for boys specializing in learning disabilities, 3 wilderness therapy programs; Expedition/Nomadic model, Transition Model, and Adventure-based programming model. She is passionate about working with adolescents with multiple diagnoses. She has worked at several Broward County schools in FL providing counseling, prevention work, and substance abuse counseling for adolescents. Leigh’s eclectic approach fosters her ability to be creative with everyone she works with, finding the best possible interventions to meet their needs. She enjoys helping families find their common ground so that they can move forward out of a crisis. Leigh has a particular strength in utilizing letter assignments, ceremony, and experiential approaches in therapy to find the perfect metaphors and rites of passage to support real change and sustainable success. When not working, she enjoys her hot tub, home improvements, being a Mom to an amazing daughter, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and her four rescue animals. Yoda and Bailey are her dogs and recently she added two adorable kittens Stormy and Oreo.