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Hi, I’m Christie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

“It’s not about being a better self, it’s about discovering your true self.”


I graduated from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012 with my Master’s degree in Social Work. I am licensed in both Massachusetts and Florida and have been working in the social services field for the last 15 years.

I started Peaceful Roots Counseling as a way to unite my deep desire to help others with my passions for mental wellness and for Eastern Philosophies as well as more holistic and body based therapies such as meditation and yoga.

I have always been a compassionate and hardworking person, dedicated to the world around me. I began volunteering in hospitals and shelters when I was in elementary school and started working in the social services field as soon as I completed my undergraduate studies.

I have worked in a variety of environments, including schools, inpatient and outpatient settings, and with a diverse population, ranging from very young children to the elderly. I have trained extensively in psychology as well as meditation and yoga and am as much of a student as well as a teacher.


  • B.F.A from University of Tampa
  • MSW from Simmons University
  • 500 hours of training in yoga philosophy and instruction and am a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
  • 200 hours of training in Mindfulness Meditation
  • Qualified Supervisor for MSW interns in state of Florida

Helping clients learn to connect with and believe in themselves is my passion.

I support clients in deeply understanding themselves so that they can live more fulfilled lives.

I know what it is like to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Life can be so busy and hard that having time for everything, especially taking care of ourselves, seems impossible at times.

I get it. I can help.

Christie Leonard, LCSW | Peaceful Roots Counseling | Mindfulness Therapy and Meditation Groups | Tampa Bay, FL



My goal is to help people move from painful and habitual ways of thinking, feeling, and acting to healing by finding a greater understanding of themselves.

Ready to reconnect and rediscover yourself? Schedule now, I am here!