Author: leakc913

Overcoming the End

“And I know that holding us in place is simply fear of what’s already changed.” – Manhattan – Sara Bareilles   I do a podcast with a friend and colleague called Hats Off Podcast.  Last week, we sat down with a wonderful woman who shared how she overcame an abusive relationship. During the interview, we Read More …

The Detour is the New Road

So often I encounter people who are struggling with changes in their life.  They have experienced losses and failures and they have veered off their original path.  Most times, people simply want to get back on track, which means going back to their original road. However, sometimes we need to accept that the road is Read More …

Get Right Sized

A colleague and mentor of mine introduced me to the idea of being right sized in my relationships.  Being right sized refers to how much energy you are contributing to the struggles of others.  Often times, we want to fix those that we love.  However, the ones we love view our urge to fix them Read More …

Pitfalls of Perfection

As a therapist I see so many people, especially women, who struggle with perfectionism.  Perfectionism is defined as refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.  Perfectionism is a crippling issue for so many and often results in what I call the 4 Ps: procrastination, perseveration, predictability, and paralysis.   Procrastination Procrastination often looks like Read More …

The Beauty of Being Seen

Like everyone else in the world, sometimes I have a hard day.  This morning was one of those days.  I felt very unseen.  Have you ever felt unseen?  Feeling unseen is the experience of feeling like people in your life don’t notice how hard you’re working.  Not necessarily in regards to your job but just Read More …

Live Out Loud

Hello Everyone! I want to take a moment to introduce myself and welcome you to the Loud Crowd.  My name is Courtney Leak and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing therapy to individuals, couples, groups and families for over seven years. I like to consider myself a Human Treasure Hunter. I Read More …