I believe that humans are worthy of love and self-determination. I believe that humans are so much more than their intellect, thoughts, and behaviors. I help people step out of their minds and into their bodies.
In a world where it is common to feel disconnected from our bodies, I want to support others on their journey back home to themselves within their physical bodies and to feel safe there. At this stage of humanity, I think it is important to create a safe space for people to enter and let go of the challenges of daily living. I believe that we are all deserving of love, freedom, and pleasure and that a life filled with these qualities is achievable and possible for all.
Degrees & Education
- Indiana University Bloomington – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
- Indiana University Indianapolis – Master in Social Work
- California Associate Clinical Social Work License #ASW-100012
Training & Experience
I have experience working in the private practice therapy setting with sensitive people who experience stressful and anxious physical symptoms. My therapeutic focus is somatically based, meaning that the foundation of my healing practices emerges from the internal wisdom in the body. I teach clients to deeply explore their inner worlds and help them interpret their experiences using a “bottom-up” approach including breathing and visualization exercises.
I have a 60-hour Somatic Trauma Therapy Training certificate and am a 200-hour registered yoga teacher. I also have experience organizationally working for a national education nonprofit as well as completing programmatic, organizational, and community assessments and evaluations.
Check out Leah’s podcast interview titled Somatic Work and Body Connection for Healing here