Master's Level Clinical Counseling Intern
Leah is an intern at Wholesome Healing, practicing under the supervision of Vanessa Kellner. Leah graduated from Georgian Court University with a BA in psychology in 2022. She is currently pursuing her Clinical Professional Counseling Degree at Loyola University Maryland and is expected to graduate in December 2024. Leah has experience working with children and families as a Behavioral Technician in an in-home setting. She worked primarily with children with autism, using imaginative play to help reduce aggressive behaviors by teaching them healthier ways to regulate emotions.
Leah is passionate about creating a safe and supportive space for children, where they can work to become more aware of emotions and discover and be their authentic selves. It is Leah's desire that every child and family she works with feels truly seen, heard, and cared for. Empathy and compassion are vital components when it comes to the therapeutic process, and she looks forward to implementing them in the therapy spaces here at Wholesome Healing.
Leah recognizes the importance of working with parents closely, as she understands there are many different factors playing a role in a child’s life, and parents are the experts on their children. She values collaboration with parents greatly and is so excited to work with the children, and parents, who she will have the honor of knowing here.