Leigh B. Kadans, LCSW

Leigh B. Kadans, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Leigh has been working with families since 1995. She received her  undergraduate degree in Social Work from Appalachian State University in 1995 and used this  degree to directly assist and advocate for families and  the community. Leigh received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2000. While in  Denver she specialized in clinical work with families and children, providing Intensive In-Home Therapy  Services to adults and children. Leigh began working at The  Crossnore  School Inc. in 2001 and became the Clinical Director in 2003 at the 80 plus  bed children’s residential facility.

Leigh has directly facilitated the healing process for thousands of children  who suffer from neglect, abuse, and serious trauma. She specializes in  trauma work and has  numerous years working with children and adults who have been victims of physical and sexual abuse. She has extensive  experience working specifically with  adolescents and their families.

Leigh is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Level II Equine Assisted  Psychotherapy, Sand Tray Expressive Art Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Systems therapy.

“I believe that every person is born with the key to their-own healing and can benefit from a therapist who can assist them in finding their own answers that are inside  themselves.”

Leigh’s experience and track record makes her one of the top proven effective child trauma therapist in Western North Carolina.

Leigh B Kadans, MSW Credentials

Leigh Blake Kadans is a:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Level II Equine Assisted Pyschotherapy
  • EMDR Certified
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified

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