Therapy Approaches at New Leaf Counseling 


Annika Ross, LISW uses the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness in her work. Annika is trained in EMDR, a therapy that helps people overcome the negative effects of adverse life experiences. She is currently working toward becoming an EMDR-certified therapist. 


Teja Huntley, LISW uses a strengths perspective when working with clients.  She believes that everyone has abilities and resources that can be utilized when faced with adversity.  She uses a variety of approaches in her work with clients, including CBT, Mindfulness, Insight-oriented therapy, and play and art therapy techniques.


Julia Foster, LMFT ​uses the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy in her work. She believes that individuals are the experts on their own lives, and enjoys working with clients struggling with relationship issues.

What is therapy?

Therapy offers a unique setting to work on problems you are facing. People come to therapy when their usual ways of dealing with a problem are not working. 


The benefits of seeing a therapist are numerous. Because a therapist is not a part of your social network or family, he or she can offer a non-biased perspective on the issues you want to discuss. Therapists are trained in techniques to help you gain insight about your life and to work on goals you establish in therapy. Of course, an attractive feature of counseling is that it is also a confidential service.  


Some people go to therapy for a short time, and some attend for a longer span. Some people go to counseling weekly, and some go less often. The frequency and duration of services depends on the concern(s) being discussed in therapy and how it is affecting you. 


Many insurance plans pay for therapy services.