Leah grew up in the mountains of West Virginia where she found inspiration in the arts, nature and human connection. She received her bachelors in psychology at West Virginia University. During this process she interned with an art therapist and understood how she could blend her love of art and psychology. Leah attended Lesley University where she earned her Masters in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. The modalities Leah uses within her sessions include visual art, writing, dance, movement, drama and music. The expressive arts innately have a mind/body orientation. Working within the arts fosters a calming response from the sympathetic nervous system. There is also evidence to suggest that creating pieces with one’s hands enhances a person’s feelings of productivity; thereby, also changing negative inner dialogue to a more positive one. Through the use of the arts, Leah enjoys watching adults reconnect with a playful, curious, creative part of themselves, which can often get squelched by treatment and society.