About My Clients
My clients have had a plan since they were 10, including the college they wanted to attend, and the name of their first kid. They make dean’s lists and earn promotions. They’re deeply sensitive and loved by many. They’ve been doing their absolute best to keep smiling, despite feeling like they’re crumbling from the inside out. Striving for that next "gold star," has taken its toll, and they are reluctant to admit that they're burned out and questioning how they ever ended up here.
My Background and Approach
I’m Leah, a former “professional striver” who knows how scary it is to let go of earning the next gold star. I have had the huge privilege of being born of, living with, working for, befriending, and loving many powerful, vibrant, take-no-shit women. As a working mom of two daughters, I feel great urgency to create a world of the future in which girls learn that they deserve to be loved, respected, and compensated equally to others. I also want them to encourage loving compassion within and across all genders. With so many women overburdened by caregiving roles, the call to create space exclusively for women to take time for themselves to explore, re-connect, and engage in meaningful ways with their inner worlds was screaming at me to take action; hence, the founding of Rockwell Wellness Counseling in August, 2020. Utilizing a feminist therapy approach, I offer online counseling for burnout and the mental health issues that come with it to women in PA and MD.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I'm perfectly imperfect. I wear sweatpants most days, but I adore a fancy dress every now and then. I'm a failing gardener and a blossoming chef. I love dark humor and irreverent belly laughs. I'm a divorced, co-parenting mom. I'm a voracious reader and a mostly-proficient Spanish speaker. I hate airplanes, but I love to travel. Related to my work, I am particularly curious about and enraged by the number of women who have been forced out of the workforce over the past year on account of the 1 - pandemic, and 2 - the systems that have never been firmly in place to support women and families in the workforce. I feel compelled to work with people and companies in finding better ways to support female employees and the multifaceted nature of families today.