Leah Ross, BA (Hons. Psych), MMFT, CCC

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Hi, I'm Leah Ross
I help couples, families and individuals in distress find a way through to a better way of being.  I provide a safe space to explore your inner, and relational, experience.  I believe that much of the way we experience self and relationship involves automatic processes, and that therapy provides a unique opportunity to create the space to reflect upon, and get to know, these automatic processes.  Things like patterns of behaving and thinking, beliefs, values, emotional and bodily responses all contribute to, and impact upon, the way we live our lives.  In therapy with me, you will develop new perspectives on, and an increased awareness of, these automatic processes.  In so doing, what has become automatic comes to the surface.  As you become more conscious of your automatic patterns, you create the opportunity to make the changes that you want in your life and your relationships.
Hand in hand with increasing self and relational awareness is the opportunity to have a new experience of yourself, and new experiences within your relationship.  I work in creative ways to foster these new experiences.  Drawing from a variety of approaches I find ways to help you safely explore and connect with deeper aspects of your self, and your self in relationship.  While I value, and utilize, more concrete, direct and cognitive approaches, I am particularly drawn to the deeper, experiential aspects of being and relating.  I believe that the integration of these two aspects (cognitive and experiential) provides the most benefit in therapy.

                                                                 perspective  •  awareness  •  possibility
I care for the people I work with.  I want you to find deep connection and satisfaction in your most intimate relationships.  I want you to find peace in your life and the support of enriching relationships.  For those who want to get there but don't  know how, I can create the opportunity to have that experience.  I also believe that we have to work to get there, that change is difficult, and that these tough times can be growth points where you can come out stronger.  You will find that I work hard to uncover the blocks and heal the connections, be they within you or between you.  As such, I find I work best with similarly motivated individuals, couples and families.  You will draw from your work with me new perspectives regarding, increased awareness about, and new possibilities for : your self, your partner and your relationships.
Professional Background 
I have a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
I have advanced training in Discernment Counselling and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, which are excellent complements to providing the best possible service for couples in need.  Discernment Counselling is most helpful when the relationship has hit a crossroads and individuals need clarity and confidence in next steps.  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is an effective model for changing automatic relational patterns and deepening connections when couples are motivated to work together towards a new way of being.
I love working relationally and with deep level internal processes.  While much of my work is with couples, I also help individuals and families in need of support and change.  I am an integrative therapist, which means I pull from a variety of therapeutic models to best help you achieve your goals.
I am committed to helping people live authentically, consciously and with deep connection to self and other.
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Leah Ross Reaches

Winnipeg MB