Hi, I'm Leah. I'm a lovingly direct therapist and a co-parenting mom of two daughters. I'm licensed to serve clients in both PA and MD.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Mercersburg, PA
I am trained in Perinatal Mental Health issues through Postpartum Support International, and I am a survivor of postpartum depression. I see myself as a mental doula, guiding you through the emotional and hormonal shifts that can happen during and after pregnancy, and I take a collaborative approach to working with the woman and her midwife or doctor to best support her health, well-being, and attachment to her new child.
As a therapist for women, I hold the power of what we can do, individually and collectively, to the highest esteem. I really do believe that WE RUN THE WORLD. The rest of the world just needs to catch up to what we can do. I also believe that it is the responsibility of today's women to take part in creating a world in which our daughters will not only survive, but thrive.
Do you know why you're here? Have you found your purpose? Within the model of existential therapy, we will work together to find meaning in your life, in spite of and because of the obstacles that you might face. We get one life, so we better make it count.
If we see ourselves as the authors of our own lives, able to create and recreate new versions of ourselves, we clearly hold the keys to the door of healing. I work with you to make sense of your story and look at ways to make adjustments to the way you see yourself and present yourself to others.
Knowing you're being fully seen and heard as a woman in today's world balancing all that you are (or not!) is the first step in a successful counseling relationship. I'm ready to help you truly show up as a woman in the workforce, as a new mom, or because you need support in your role of relentless caregiver. I get it. Being a (you name that role/those roles cause we serve in a hell of a lot of them!) is TOUGH. You don't have to go it alone. I can help.
Death of a loved one, the aftermath of a sexual assault, endings of relationships or marriages, loss of your identity as you move through the stages of being someone's mom - these can be painful periods of loss in a woman's life. Making meaning of when our lives change in significant ways is one of the most critical steps in healing. I'm here to help.
Relationships shifting, divorce, becoming a parent, or transitioning into a new career post motherhood? I'm familiar with the life transitions that are unique to being a woman. Whether you're graduating college and have no idea what comes next or you're stepping back into the workforce, I've got you covered.