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About Layla Niemann

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Layla Niemann, LICSW



  • -Trauma

  • -EMDR

  • -Depression and Anxiety

  • -Couples Counseling

Layla Niemann is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor, and Professional Trainer. She earned her BA in Communication Arts at UAH in 2000 and earned her MSW at Alabama A & M University in 2011. Since starting out in the Social Services field in 2001, she has worked in the areas of Child Welfare, Child Forensic Interviewing, Hospice, Bereavement, Adoptions, and Geriatrics. Ms. Niemann enjoys weaving her myriad experiences into her clinical practice serving adults and children with special interest and training in treating PTSD, OCD, ADHD, Autism, and Sleep Disorders. Her approach is rooted in the belief that positive therapeutic relationships have the power to change individuals and the world around them. Ms. Niemann works diligently for racial justice, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ rights in her professional and personal life. She provides a neurodiversity-affirmative approach and utilizes empowerment strategies with all clients throughout treatment. Ms. Niemann is nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is trained in multiple therapy modalities including several targeted CBT-based modalities, Brainspotting, Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Ms. Niemann believes the power of movement and the outdoors to be profoundly healing. The bilateral movement of walking is particularly useful combined with therapeutic conversation. This approach is a wonderful way to fastrack problem-solving, getting unstuck, or working through a complex personal problem. She began to notice the benefit of walking with her clients when working in assisted living facilities and skilled nursing homes. She has now expanded this practice to walking with clients in her private practice.

Ms. Niemann enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, volunteering with Huntsville Animal Services, playing music, backpacking, and running.

More information about her services can be found at:

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