Sheilah A. Ledesma, LCSW

Helping children, teens & adults overcome stress, anxiety,
& depression so they can live with more peace, balance & fulfillment

Hi! My name is Sheilah Ledesma and I'd like to welcome you to

Lighter Living Counseling. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I provide counseling and coaching for kids, teens and adults in Fort Lauderdale, FL.


My passion is helping kids, teens and adults release anxiety and work through depression so they can experience relief and achieve their goals as soon as possible.

I really believe that it's never too late to start living a fuller life.

You deserve to enjoy the present moment and to feel fulfilled in life. I am here to help you understand your thoughts and emotions, feel more connected to yourself and others, and establish a healthier balance for your life. Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your happiness and health.

My Journey into Therapy

I knew from a young age that I wanted to help people. I have always felt a true sense of joy from listening to others and making sure they feel heard. That joy grew and flourished into a passion in my life. My calling became even more clear as I witnessed kids, teens and adults free themselves from the weight of their anxiety and deal with depression through their work with me.

It moves me to watch my clients begin to understand their individual experience with anxiety and depression. It is incredibly inspiring to see my clients get excited and motivated to learn healthier ways to navigate what they are thinking and feeling. 

As owner of Lighter Living Counseling, I use my passion to help my clients heal from the past, let go of anxiety, live fully in the present and feel hopeful about the future.

My Professional Background

I received both my Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida.

My post-graduate experience included extensive clinical work with adolescents and families in an outpatient and private practice setting. My expertise also extends to working with individuals experiencing adjustment challenges including but not limited to grief/loss, job, medical complications, school, etc.


I have additional knowledge and clinical experience in the treatment of issues facing adolescents and their families. I also provide consultation services for co-parenting, care-giving, and co-dependency challenges.












Take the Next Step!

You may be feeling overwhelmed right now, but it is entirely possible to experience healing and peace in your life when you seek counseling. I would love to discuss the possibility of working with you, call (954) 228 - 0803 today to schedule your first session! 


Schedule your appointment today!