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Leah Smith

Leah Smith

I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. I began my career in Early Intervention, working with families that needed a little extra support during the early years. Moreover, I have extensive experience with at-risk youth; working with pregnant and parenting teens, homeless youth effected by trauma, as well as children and adults with substance use issues. I approach each situation with a trauma focused lens and use strength based techniques to help clients identify how they can learn to be self-sufficient.I encourage all people to express themselves in a safe and healthy manner to promote growth and development.

Areas of Special Interest

Anxiety, Bipolar disorders, Body image issues, Depression, Eating and feeding disorders, Aging, Caregivers, Clients who are adopted and their families, Cultural identity, DCF involvement, Domestic violence victims and witnesses, Family conflicts (past or current), Financial / business concerns, Foster care, Grief and loss, LGBTQ+ children, LGBTQ+ ages 18+, Men’s issues, Physical disabilities and/or limitations, Postpartum depression / postpartum challenges, Racial identity, Somatic symptom disorders, Substance use disorders, Suicidal ideation, Self-harming behaviors, Terminal illness (for client or for loved ones of individuals with terminal illness), Trauma and stress-related disorders, Victims of sexual violence or of sexual exploitation, Women’s issues, Workplace challenges / harassment

Therapy Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-centered, Strengths-based, Positive psychology, Motivational interviewing, Play therapy, Trauma-focused (CBT or general)