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Hi I'm LeAnna

I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist, I love to sing, I love football, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been an introvert. I spent years singing and dancing on the stage. I was in the "music, dance, theater" program in college for 3 years. Sometimes I miss the rush that comes from getting up on the stage and performing. I ended up getting a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I work with couples, families, and individuals to help them put their lives in the shape they want it to be. As much as I miss performing, there is nothing greater than seeing the joy in someone's eyes when they have become who they want to be. I am most at home with my family. I have a wonderful husband of 10+ years and a wonderful little boy, and I look forward to being with them for all eternity. We also have two awesome cats. I never thought I would be a cat lover. I have been blessed in many ways. We are also avid football fans. Go Patriots! Go Huskers!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. My parents were (and are) strong in the faith, and they were (and are) a fabulous example to me of what a good person can be. I learned early that I needed to decide for myself if the church is true. As a young teenager I read the Book of Mormon and felt the spirit in countless ways testifying to me of Jesus Christ and of the role Joseph Smith played in restoring the gospel on the earth. I knew it was true. Sometimes it seems like that was the easy part. Over and over I find myself challenged by life's circumstances. I have found myself wondering if it wouldn't just be easier to leave the church behind. And then I have an experience (as recent as yesterday) when I am reminded of what I have known since I was 14. Jesus is the Christ, our Savior. There is a prophet on the earth today. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. I cannot deny any of these things. So I move forward. My life and my faith are far from perfect. I struggle with various things everyday. But, I know this gospel has made me a better person. And I know that I am the happiest when I closely live by its teachings.

How I live my faith

I don't do enough. I have a unique perspective because of the nature of my job. I see people in pain. I see people hurting because of decisions they have made, or because they are affected by the decisions of others. I have come to see that this pain could have been avoided if they (or those around them) had lived by the precepts taught by the LDS church. There would be no addiction, no abuse, people would be loving and kind. They would live as Christ taught us. Now, I am the first one to recognize that Mormons also fall into these traps, because we also sometimes choose not to do what we are taught. But, the word of God is there to protect us and to bring us joy. I do my best everyday to live what I am taught, because I see the sorrow it can bring if I do not.