Leah Pevey Fordham, LMSW, LCDC is a native Houstonian who graduated from Houston Baptist University with bachelor degrees in Psychology and Christianity, and Master of Social Work from The Graduate College of Social Work - University of Houston. She has been working in counseling settings since 2006. Those settings included Star Family Drug Intervention Court/Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston; Houston Area Women's Center; The Menninger Clinic - Professionals In Crisis Program (Intern, Post Graduate Fellow, and Full Time Employee); The Menninger Clinic - Compas Unit for young Adults; and Private Practice. Prior to that she worked for Mercy Street - Chapelwood United Methodist Church. In working with her clients she is able to draw from her training and experience working in helping agencies, a private psychiatric hospital setting and private practice. She is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Master Social Worker (#51175) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (#10767).
She has trained with John O'Neill, EdD, LCSW, LCDC, CAS and James Sargent, LCDC; with Maureen Canning, LPC and Patrick Carnes, PhD in the field of Sex Addiction; with Cheryl Scoglio, LCSW, in the field of Personality Disorders, Psychodynamic Group Therapy, and Psycho Drama; Brene Brown, PhD., John Dietrich, LCSW, LCDC, and Teri Emmel, LCSW, in the area of Shame and Resillance; Jon Allen, PhD in the area of Trauma; Donna Lamb, LCSW in the area of DBT and Grief, Efrain Bleiberg, M.D. in the area of Mentalizing and Personality Disorders; Donna Yi, M.D. in the area of Personality Disorders; Constanina Boudouvas, LCSW and Ellen Safir, LCSW in the areas of Family Therapy, Gottman Relationship Therapy and Family Dynamics; Gottman Relationship Therapy Trainings sessions 1-3 and Robert Navarro, PhD. in the areas of Relationships and Addictions.