Leah Horton, M.Ed., Resident in Counseling

Leah Horton, M.Ed. Resident in Counseling

EDUCATION:

Master of Education in Counselor Education, Lynchburg College 2015

Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development, Liberty University 2011

CERTIFICATIONS:

Pupil Personnel Services: School Counseling Pre-K – 12, Virginia Board of Education

Resident in Counseling

TRAININGS:

Registered Play Therapist (in progress)

TF-CBT Web (Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

ArtWorks: Therapeutic Art Interventions for Challenging Children Who Act Out, Melt Down, or Shut Down

Play Therapy in the School Setting

ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Psychological First Aid (via National Center for Child Traumatic Stress)

FEMA: Meeting the Needs of Children in Disaster

Child Abuse & Neglect Recognition and Intervention

Leah has been working as a school counselor for the last five years and has experience working with both children and adolescents. She has a passion for helping children explore and understand their feelings, and to assist them in navigating through the difficulties of life through the safety of the therapeutic relationship. Her counseling style is eclectic, but focuses mainly on techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy. She believes in creating an environment that is supportive, non-judgmental, and child-centered. Her areas of interest include grief and loss, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, behavioral issues, and trauma. Leah is working to become licensed as a professional counselor by the Virginia Board of Counseling and to become a Registered Play Therapist as well. 

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