Dr. Leesha is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who shares a heartfelt message of love, hope, and acceptance for moms. As a practicing physician, dynamic public speaker, wife, mommy, and parenting expert, she skillfully weaves sound medical advice with practical strategy grounded in years of clinical care, current research, and personal experience. A catalyst for continuous and positive change, Dr. Leesha works with moms to bring about a powerful mindset shift. The result is a fresh, uncomplicated approach to balanced living for the mind, body, and soul – one that strengthens moms and their families.
Dr. Leesha is now booking speaking engagements. Her presentations are carefully tailored to educate, inspire, and embolden moms to cultivate their parenting style, implement more effective parenting strategies, and more. Potential talks include:
Learning to Ditch the Mommy Guilt
Dismantling Pervasive Motherhood Myths
Mindset and Motherhood
Ages and Stages - What’s Development Got to Do with Parenting
Dr. Leesha’s Philosophy
A tiny seed is one of God’s greatest handiworks. On the surface, it may seem small and insignificant; but, with illuminating sunlight, rich soil, refreshing rain, pruning, and careful attention, a seed blossoms into something quite exquisite.
The concept of gardening resonates beautifully with Dr. Leesha for gardening is a perfect metaphor for parenting. Our babies begin life as tiny infants whose very existence resides in our hands. We are tasked to tend to our children like budding seedlings; and, the environment we cultivate either nourishes or stifles their growth. Whether our children flourish or fail depends, in part, on the soil in which they are planted.
Allegories of seeds, fruit, and gardens also permeate scripture, reflecting the capacity of the human spirit to grow and thrive, even in the midst of life’s challenges.
“They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay great, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8 (NLT)