I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in Infertility, Perinatal/Postpartum issues, Pregnancy & Infant Loss, as well as adolescent, adult and family therapy. I maintain a private practice in Lynnfield, MA.
In 2003 I graduated with my Masters in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work specializing. I currently serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are individual and couple work related to infertility, pregnancy, perinatal loss, and postpartum issues. Additionally I have many years of experience working with adolescents and families with issues related to depression, anxiety, bipolar, anger management, school refusal, substance abuse, conduct and behavioral issues as well as family dynamics and relationships.
In addition to being a prominent individual and family therapist, I also conduct presentations for other clinicians, doctors, school staff, Mom's groups and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Postpartum Adjustment and Mood Disorders, Perinatal Loss, and Coping with Anxiety and Depression.
My theoretical style is cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal based. I demonstrate a hands-on approach with interactive exercises for my clients. I provide an empathetic style to effectively address the personal life challenges we all face. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
* MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 2003
* BA in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College 1999
License, Certifications & Awards:
* Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2007
* Expert witness as of June 2008
* Karen Kleiman's Postgraduate Advanced Clinical Training on Postpartum
* Postpartum Support International's Perinatal Mood Disorder Compenents of Care Certificate of Completion Program
* 3 Day conference "When It Takes More Than 2 to Make A Baby"
* Helen Adrienne's Mind/Body/Spirit and Infertility 2-day training
Professional Activities and Memberships:
* member of Postpartum Support International
* member of National Association of Social Work
* member of ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
* member of RESOLVE
Leslie Ann Mckeough is listed at AllTherapist.com
11/15/10 - Channel 9 News at 5:00pm; Postpartum Depression
Articles I have written
**** “I have a beautiful new baby, why am I feeling blue?” -- I AM MODERN, Winter '09 Issue; 8/18/09 Editorial Loudoun Times Mirror
**** “Treatment Options for Postpartum Adjustment and Mood Disorders” --The First Word, September ‘09 Issue; I AM MODERN, Spring ’10
**** “Staying Connected With Your Kids After A Perinatal Loss” --
The First Word, November ‘09 Issue
**** "Perception Isn't Everything" -- The First Word, September '10 Issue
9/14/09- Birth Matters September Birth Circle; Rust Library - Leesburg, VA
10/4/09 - Key Note Speaker at the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day; Reston Hospital Center, Reston, VA
1/25/10 - Adult Education at Congregation Sha'Are Shalom. Workshop entitled "Coping With Anxiety", Leesburg, VA
3/5/10- National Association of Social Workers VA chapter Annual Conference presenter. Workshop entitled: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; Williamsburg, VA
11/12/10, 9/21/11, 4/18/12 - Virginia Nurses Asociation approved 3 CE workshop titled, "Understanding and Identifying Patients with Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Disorders"
3/4/11 - Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at The Community Church in Ashburn, VA
10/10/12 - Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work 3 CEU course entitled: "Empty Cradle: Coping with Perinatal Loss", Potomac, MD
10/6/13- Key Note SPeaker at the Reston Hospital Center's 17th Annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service