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Leesha E

Leesha E
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Leesha says that her husband, Kenneth, dragged her to Birmingham, kicking and screaming. Now, ten years later, she is proud to call this hidden gem her home. She and Kenneth have been married for almost 17 years and have 3 beautiful, energetic children that keep their lives busy and fulfilling. Dr. Leesha is a double board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. She spends her days treating kids and adults with mental illness while juggling marriage, motherhood, and her Dr. Leesha brand. She has a heart for moms, parenting, faith, and mental health and blogs regularly about these topics. Here's to happy, healthy moms raising happy, healthy children.

Rest, Mama :: My Gift to You This Holiday Season

Whether you and your family celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, or any other cultural and religious traditions, the holiday season is here. As moms, we often expend lots of energy and considerable time creating...

A Life Worth Saving {National Suicide Prevention Month}

Have you had thoughts of hurting yourself? Have you felt like ending your life? Almost daily I pose these two questions to every child, teen, and adult who comes into my office. Sometimes I get...

The Awakening: Defining Myself Anew

Soul Stirring This has been quite the year. Vision and clarity rather quickly dissipated into confusion and uncertainty. There are more questions than answers - school or no school, church or no church,...

Tackling Pandemic Parenting :: Ten Tips to Help our Children Navigate Their Feelings

Welcome to Pandemic Parenting Tantrums and meltdowns. Irritability and mood swings. Sleep disruptions and bad dreams. Clingy kids and angry tears. Bedwetting and biting. Withdrawal and isolation. Tension mounts. Emotions run amok. Exhaustion meets us at...

Women’s History Month :: Motherhood and Equality

March is Women's History Month. It presents an opportune time to applaud the progress that's been made as well as focus on what still needs to be done.  The National Women's History Alliance "Our history is...

Creating Magical Holiday Traditions

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Ahh, the holidays . . . undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. I love all things Thanksgiving and Christmas, from planning holiday meals to belting out...

An Angel Gains Her Wings

There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world. -Unknown Moments of Quiet Reflection  On Sunday, October 27, 2019, at New Beginning Christian Ministry in Birmingham, Alabama, Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was laid to...

Talking Teeth at Shades Creek Dental

Not Your Average Dentist Dentist. The mere mention of that word conjures up frightening images - blinding overhead lights, noisy drills, long needles filled with numbing medication that never numbs, and cringe-worthy pain. Many of...

Choosing to Make Memories, Not Collect Things

No More Stuff I must admit, Target is one of my happy places. I could literally spend hours there, skipping down the aisles while searching for the perfect mid-year planner, picking up a few grocery...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Leesha

Birmingham "Guess what? I took the job. We're moving to Birmingham!" I stared at my husband, shocked and in disbelief, as those words rolled out of his mouth.  We've lived in two states our entire...

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