Leigha Ortego


Leigha Ortego


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 62201
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation


The Lovett Center
900 Lovett Blvd
Houston, Texas 77006

My Approach to Helping

Hi, I'm Leigha. I work with people who are looking for support in building a more successful life. I give them the tools to turn negative thoughts or behaviors into more positive ways of coping. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas and have over 6 years of post-Master's experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Throughout all of my experience and training, the most important thing that I have learned is that there is no "one size fits all" to therapy. Each client needs and deserves an individualized approach and I do my best to make sure that I can offer a completely unique therapeutic experience for each person I serve. I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client, so I attempt to engage clients in every step of deciding what therapy will look like for them.

More Info About My Practice

In addition to my private practice, I am also currently serving as the Center for Integrative Healing's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program Director at The Lovett Center.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am quite passionate about working with children and adolescents who are suffering from trauma symptoms or traumatic grief. I utilize the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model for such clients and have seen some incredible results.

I also specialize in working with foster and adoptive families or with caregivers who are not the biological parents to the children they are caring for. Fostering attachment and providing support to such families is also an area I am especially passionate about.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children ages 3 and up, adolescents, young adults, families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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