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About Janika Leary, LCSW

From a young age, Ms. Leary has been passionate about helping others improve their lives. With a strong desire to provide support to individuals of all ages who deal with psychological challenges, she is particularly dedicated to assisting adults with navigating life's challenges through utilizing individualized care and evidence-based approaches. Within her career, Janika has had the opportunity to provide mental health therapies and crisis response services in a wide range of settings.  Utilizing treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, she helps patients gain insight, develop problem-solving skills, and learn to better regulate emotions. Ms. Leary enjoys supporting patients in processing negative thought patterns that impact their quality of life, in addition to providing psychoeducation on how to reconstruct thoughts to gain new perspectives. Inspired by therapist Amy Morin’s quote that, “time doesn’t heal anything, it’s how we deal with that time that determines the speed at which we heal,” Janika takes pride in empowering patients to become the experts of their own lives. She knows that making the choice to seek therapy demonstrates courage and commitment and feels honored to be able to partner with people in their process! She meets patients where they are in their journey and utilizes individualized treatment approaches to attain their desired outcomes.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC
– Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC

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Reviews

UH

July 15, 2021

She Took The Time To Listen

AP

July 15, 2021

She listened to everything I said and was very empathetic.

RS

June 21, 2021

My psychologist is caring and validated my experience. She is giving me coping skills.

RS

April 26, 2021

Janika is a caring counselor! I look forward to our future sessions.

CD

April 24, 2021

I did like that Mrs. Leary reached out to speak with me about my daughter's care.

AB

April 9, 2021

I appreciate the support from my doctor. Staff is caring and aware of my needs

KN

April 6, 2021

Over and beyond helping me with some resources. I really like my new Therapist. Thanks, Janika.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.