LeeAnn Eakins is a clinical social worker with over 18 years of experience. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Science, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern Indiana and a bachelor’s degree in music performance (voice) from Murray State University.
She has extensive experience working in inpatient, outpatient, residential, emergency psychiatry, community mental health and forensic settings. She is a trained mental health trauma responder who specializes in trauma treatment, dual diagnosis, severe mental illness and postpartum issues and has served thousands of patients dealing with such issues.
As an experienced Clinical Director, she has successfully developed integrated behavioral health and substance use treatment programs and has earned the SAMHSA Science to Service Award.
LeeAnn has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Science, has published research in the areas of dual diagnosis and welfare reform and serves as an expert mental health content speaker to the community.
LeeAnn is also a Certified Instructor and 4th Degree Blackbelt with the Maududo Federation. She is a 4-time Maududo Grand Champion, the reigning 2022 Maududo Ultimate Grand Champion and was awarded Instructor of the Year 2019. She has competed at the national level in the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission. In 2021 LeeAnn began combining her knowledge and expertise of her passions of helping people recover from trauma with martial arts to found, develop and implement a self-defense Trauma Informed Martial Arts, TIMA program. TIMA classes started in 2022 and have hit the ground running.
TIMA is an 8-week class that meets for one hour weekly. LeeAnn blends lessons from martial arts with recovery information to help her students. For example, every TIMA class has a theme. One theme is Redirection. Redirection is utilized in martial arts to block or avoid attacks. In recovery from trauma, we often need to redirect our mind, our goals, our relationships, etc…
While TIMA does not substitute for treatment, it has been designed as an adjunct with treatment to help individuals achieve the defined overall goals of TIMA-
Empowering others to:
Find Your Personal Power
Find Your Voice and