Leigha Ortego, LCSW

Leigha Ortego, LCSW - S

Clinician at Ethos Wellness Lovett

Leigha is a seasoned therapist who has been in the social work and mental health field since 2008. In addition to private practice, she has held roles such as clinical supervisor, intensive outpatient program director, field instructor for Master’s level students, residential treatment clinician, school counselor, in-home therapist, and case manager. She has a particular interest in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, body image/disordered eating behaviors, relationship issues, addiction, trauma, grief, clients during pregnancy and parenthood and the LGBTQ+ population.

With a relaxed, nonjudgmental and sometimes humorous approach, she welcomes clients into a collaborative journey of finding hope, using an eclectic combination of evidence-based treatment models to target the specific needs and goals of each individual. She specializes in helping people face life transitions or struggles with a self compassionate lens. She is passionate about helping to expose behavioral and thought patterns that no longer serve you.

To Leigha, therapy is about gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and learning to build on your strengths. It is important to find trust, safety and compassion with one’s therapist in order to feel supported enough to do the necessary work. Her primary goal is to provide that space for her clients.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Supervisor


  • Master of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin