Leah Callahan, LPC-A
In 2015, Ms. Callahan was awarded her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. During her graduate training, Ms. Callahan worked as an intern on a volunteer basis at a charity organization assisting individuals who were homeless and lower socioeconomic populations, providing group psychotherapy for individuals in recovery from substance abuse issues and psychosocial assessments. In the summer of 2014, Ms. Callahan advocated for the homeless population as a part of a city-wide outreach program and completed a qualitative research project for homeless persons seeking employment. She completed her practicum during the summer of 2015 at a community agency, where she facilitated psycho-educational groups and provided individual counseling services. Ms. Callahan completed her internship at Coastal Carolina Neuropsychiatric Center in the fall of 2015, where she co-facilitated group therapy for individuals in recovery for substance abuse and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help them improve their social skills. Additionally, Ms. Callahan completed comprehensive clinical assessments for new patients.
Ms. Callahan enjoys meeting patients where they currently are and improving their mental health from a holistic viewpoint, which takes into account the entire personhood of the patient, as well as individual strengths. Ms. Callahan is experienced in treating children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual psychotherapy, group counseling, and psycho-educational groups. Ms. Callahan enjoys treating a wide variety of diagnoses and issues, including Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Mood Disorders, Autism, and Substance Use Disorders. Additionally, Ms. Callahan has experience and a strong interest in working with issues associated with sexual abuse, trauma, loss, domestic violence, anger, parenting, career development, acculturation, and resilience in military populations.
Ms. Callahan is a member of the American Counseling Association, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.