Individuals

Here I am. 

"What am I doing on this planet? No, really! What is my purpose?"

"What's all this spiritual enlightenment talk about? Mindfulness? I don't want to quiet my mind, it's uncomfortable." 

"I've reached the conclusion that people are not to be trusted. Yet I want to belong and my heart hurts when it's closed. I'm scared. How can I trust others?"

Let's re-story. We all create stories - of ourselves, the world, relationships - some of them are helpful while others are not. If you want deeper understanding of your core beliefs, let's create a safe space to explore and rewrite those beliefs together.

Let's welcome every single part of you with the sensitive curiosity it has been waiting for, and then open new possibilities for how you see and experience yourself and others. 

Whether it's healing from the past, self-discovery, or learning new communication skills to be with the people you are closest to, together we can do it. And though most of us didn't get offered communication or relationship skills when growing up, it's never too late.

My counseling practice has an emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others- and uses the principles of nonviolent communication to do so. You can count on laughing a bit, crying as much as you need, and knowing that your anger, anxiety, and others have a righteous seat at the table too.


Young People

Unique support for ages 10 - 18

Dear precious ones of our future. You are our tomorrow. Creative, adaptive, curious, and sometimes scared you feel. Asking yourself, "How do I minimize risk and still not miss out?" And, "Where do I belong?" 

Young people have a different way of looking at the world, and that way of expression can sometimes be lost on others.

There is a lot of info in your silence, in a shrug of your shoulders, in your offward glance, if only we could calmly capture it. You are worried about the world's state of affairs no doubt, and often more worried about how the adults around you ineffectively express themselves and disconnect during these crucial times. Frustrating, I know.

You'd like your questions to be met with curiosity, not answers. Understanding not judgment. Through your wildly creative personalities displayed to the world, ultimately you, just like all of us, want connection, belonging, purpose, and love.

Like a bamboo shoot, when given the space, nutrients, and delicate nurture, you grow vibrant and engaged. May you be provided the speaking, listening, and relationship skills to do so.

I am available to provide a unique space for you to be all YOU, and to fully discover and express that "you" into. Then, we'll learn nonviolent communication to give you the resilience, connection, and empowerment you so badly want.

I help guide and sharpen your innate wisdom into the effective communication that is needed for others to really get you.  


How long is each session? 50 minutes. 

How often do we meet? Most clients meet with me weekly. I strongly recommend meeting on a regular, consistent basis to give out-of-session momentum to our in-session changes. Especially in the first 3-6 months of coaching together, a lot of healing, growth, and transformation often occur that require consistent follow-up. After establishing a strong foundation, some clients will see me for "maintenance" on a less frequent basis. That said, clients are always free to come and go, and I welcome all newcomers to begin by trying a single session to see if working together feels like a good fit.

What are your fees? I request $75 per 50 minute session. In instances where the client is deeply ready and willing to invest in their growth and this fee would pose a financial hardship, I offer a sliding scale. Write to me and let's talk. I do not currently accept insurance. 

Where will we meet? At my office in Gainesville, Florida. If you’re not local, we can meet via video. Some unique circumstances make it more comfortable or safe in the client's home.

Questions? Please email me at leif@leifstringer.com or call 352.727.5417, and I'll get back to you within 1 business day.