Suzi Leigh


I am in my third and final year in the Masters of Counseling program at Northern Illinois University. Prior to entering the counseling program, I worked with new moms, assisting them with the life adjustments of having a new baby and at a counseling agency as an administrative assistant.

I believe in a client-centered approach where clients explore your individual strengths and build new skills to enhance them. I also believe that every person has a unique story to tell and is the author of their own life.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy as tools to assist with life’s challenges has been a part of my counseling practice and I tailor my approach to the needs of each person I meet. Regardless of your concerns, I strive to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to feel seen and heard.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching television, and playing games with my family. I am excited to join the IMSA team as a counseling intern and learn from students and faculty about how to better assist the students this semester!