Janice G. Leiper, LCSW

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"A safe place to be heard" 
It has always been easy for me to be passionate about what I do, knowing that if I do it well, individuals and couples will live happier, intensely fulfilling lives with greater dignity, peace of mind and with few, if any regrets.

The fact is, most of the answers you are seeking already reside inside. It's my job to ask the right questions to help you look within and see with clarity what you are searching for in life. And what it's going to take to find it.

Chances are, you're reading this now, because you and someone you love find it difficult to listen and be heard without creating new wounds and the despair and hopelessness that accompany them. Insights and understanding can rarely be achieved when one or both parties feel threatened or intimidated by the attempt to communicate with each other.

But with my firm and compassionate guidance and mediation, together we will break down the walls that prevent you from seeing the best in the person you love, and the best in yourself as well.

"Is there room enough for me?"
Most relationships start off with tremendous hope and promise. Then life happens, and the wounds of dissappointment can be difficult to heal. What once was a perfect fit, now isn't. The issues that separate you take up precious time and space. And you simply want to know if you still fit in and "is there room enough for me?"

I promise you, I won't rest until we answer that question, because you simply have to know. Now you know what's important to me. If that's important to you give me a call. My Stamford, CT office number is 203-968-0708 and I see patients by appointment in North Stamford and downtown Greenwich.

Janice G. Leiper, LCSW

When present and former clients of Janice Leiper speak of her, words like commitment, compassion, diverse skill set, safety, sensitivity and confidentiality are heard time and time again. It comes as no surprise to those who know her, her background and her life experience.

A native of Pittsburgh, Janice earned her degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections at Penn State, whereupon she immediately took a position with the Board of Probation and Parole at Muncy Prison. After two years she advanced to become Associate Director of the Female Offenders program of Western Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh while pursuing and obtaining a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh. While working in the penal system, where the facts are often elusive, Janice further honed her intuitive and perceptive skills first learned in the urban environs of her upbringing.

Armed with her MSW she then took a position with the Regional Alcohol Program of South Hills Health System, followed by employment as a counselor in the Employee Assistance Program at Weirton Steel Corporation, an early pioneer in corporate EAP programs. The combination of addictions counseling and the need for fast, accurate diagnosis and referral of distressed employees in a corporate environment proved a potent addition to her growing capabilities.

Marriage and two subsequent relocations resulted in a brief position with an EAP consulting company in Philadelphia and culminated with a position as National Director of the new Health Advisory Program at American International Group at their headquarters in Manhattan, reporting to the Medical Director. After three years of the frenzy of Wall Street Janice opted for a more sylvan lifestyle and decided to begin what has become a private psychotherapy practice of over twenty years in Stamford, CT, with special expertise in marital and couples relationship therapy.

All through these years and up to the present Janice has continued to refine and broaden her skills, not only through the weight of experience gained from dealing with innumerable people in difficulty but through continuing education, experimentation and accreditation with advanced therapeutic techniques such as Imago Relationship Therapy, EMDR and others. It is her diverse, lifetime experience providing fast, accurate assessment of circumstances followed by results oriented intervention and treatment in concert with her trademark down-to-earth style that earns her the accolades that come far and wide from clients and colleagues alike.

For further information feel free to email janice@janicegleiper.com

For appointments please call her office at 203-968-0708