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Jeff Leichtman


Jeff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) with over 15 years of experience working with youth and families. He earned his Master's of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2011, with a clinical focus on high-risk youth.

During his time at the University of Denver, Jeff completed clinical internships at the DU Gender Violence Office, where he also assumed the role of First Responder to incidents involving gender violence occurring on/near campus, and, during his concentration year, The STEP Program, Denver Health’s outpatient adolescent substance use program.

Jeff lives in Evergreen and is proud to call this community home. He opened his private practice, Foothills Family Wellness, in 2023, where he is comfortable providing both in-person and virtual services. Jeff has also been employed by Denver Health since 2016, where he has worked in various school-based clinics providing individual, couples, and family therapy to school-age children. Prior to working for Denver Health, Jeff spent five years at The Family Crisis Center, a residential facility for youth, providing therapeutic services to children and families, through his employment with the Denver Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Division.

Areas of therapeutic focus include trauma, substance use, mood and behavior disorders, attachment, school-related issues, and identity. In addition to his LCSW and LAC licenses, Jeff is also EMDR trained. He uses an eclectic approach to treatment, utilizing various evidenced-based treatment modalities including CBT, ACT, EFT, EFFT, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Training, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Jeff has extensive experience providing parenting coaching and is a certified mediator. Most recently, Jeff completed an intensive training in Theraplay, which seeks to heal attachment wounds through fun and interactive means.

Jeff is extremely passionate about his work and genuinely believes in all individuals’ innate capacity to heal and grow. The greatest gifts of therapy are promoting a sense of safety and belonging, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, and creating an environment through which people can engage with vulnerability. In such, change is not only possible but inevitable, and treatment can be a highly effective tool in supporting individuals’ movement towards their authentic, enjoyable selves.

Jeff Leichtman
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