mood impairment

Individual Therapy

Do you frequently feel you’re just not in a good mood? Or perhaps, you’re just always in a state of angst or sadness. Often negative moods come and go, or perhaps they are triggered by situational or relational circumstances, or, as is sometimes the case, they are persistent with no apparent way out. Dr. Leight’s background can help to diagnose the problem as well as figure out the underlying causes of the mood disruption. Dr. Leight honors a patient’s will to treat with or without medication, referring to a trusted psychiatrist or alternative health care provider as you collaborate with him about the best way forward for you. Ultimately, the goal is to help moderate your mood and find greater peace of mind whether with psychotherapy alone, a combination of medication and therapy or with the addition of alternative health care approaches.


Anxiety robs us of our sense of peace. We negatively anticipate the future rather than living fully in the present moment. Anxiety can be situational, transitional or more chronic in nature. Dr. Leight works with patients to find ways to cope and learn to be more in the now of life.

Sadness and Depression

Sadness and depression are not the same thing. And often grief is misinterpreted as depression.  Dr. Leight will help to establish a clearer diagnosis making it possible to find appropriate treatment and resolution. Clinical depression is a serious matter. Psychotherapy and medication are absolutely necessary for healing and living a fulfilling life.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, also known as OCD, is often joked about, but it is no joke. Individuals afflicted with OCD use compulsive behavior to avoid intrusive-obsessive thoughts, often unconsciously. Effective treatment with Dr. Leight is about looking deeply into the underlying causes through psychotherapy and working with a psychiatrist for adjuctive medication.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Stress Management are not equivalents. PTSD is a serious mental health disorder that Dr. Leight may refer for specialty care. Stress management and coping with life stressors is definitely within Dr. Leight’s purview, as he can help you understand the stress from different perspectives and find coping mechanisms for change.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is another highly misunderstood mood disorder. Bipolar is not multiple personality or being moody. Simply put, bipolar patients suffer from alternating depression and manic states that are severe. It affects all areas of life. Bipolar disorder is best treated with Dr. Leight working closely with a psychiatrist to regulate mood. If the disorder is very severe, Dr. Leight will refer bipolar patients for specialty care.