Leah is a highly-qualified school counselor and psychologist living in the Netherlands. As an expat living abroad from her home country of the United States, she keenly understands the challenges that international life can bring. Third Culture Children often struggle with loneliness, sadness, anxiety and adjustment issues. Leah has a depth of experience that aims to not only resolve these issues, but to help her students to thrive! With over 15 years of professional background under her belt working as a crisis intervention counselor, school counselor, health and wellness coach, yoga & mindfulness teacher and health education manager, Leah has amassed a wealth of experience that clients find helpful, supportive and most important, results driven. She likes to set goals and use positive reinforcement to meet and exceed personal benchmarks.
Most recently, Leah’s career has been centered around Higher Education and working through the ever-changing university admissions process. She has successfully supported hundreds of International Baccalaureate students in gaining entry into some of the top universities internationally, in Europe and in the United States. She can work to help demystify the application process, testing requirements, obtain predicted grades, create motivation letters and support the utilization of UCAS and Common App platforms.
“I've had the privilege of being on both sides of the therapeutic relationship. Enabling clients to feel "heard and understood" is the absolute cornerstone of my therapeutic practice. In any and all cases, I suspend judgment and aim to provide the highest in ethical care to the persons I treat. My goal is simple: I want you to walk away from the experience of counseling feeling empowered and having met and exceeded your personal goals. I pride myself on approaching client care with empathy, compassion and authentic care and concern. Trusting me to help you navigate the seemingly endless complexities of relationships and life, I work tirelessly to help you achieve your highest good and your happiest self.”
Specializes in: Solution-focused Therapy, Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety/ Depression Reduction, Self-harm Reduction, Test-anxiety, Motivation & Procrastination Challenges, LGBTQ+ & Marginalized Populations, Transition/Adjustment issues, TCK, Child Protection
What Clients Say
Again, I would like to express my absolute gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous work done by the Linden team - what a blessing. Charmaine Freitas, Senior Administrator International Christian School of Cascais