Learn About Dr. Leah Merle

Dr. Leah Merle is a passionate doctoral-level clinician who brings a unique blend of expertise to her therapeutic work and clinical supervision. With a strong foundation in attachment theory and a person-centered approach, she creates a safe and nurturing space for her clients to explore their challenges and unlock their inner strength. 

As a trauma and and also child/teen specialist, Dr. Leah Merle empowers individuals and families to reclaim their joy through an emotionally focused and strength-based perspective. She skillfully integrates creative arts and mindfulness interventions to empower patients to express themselves and adopt present-moment awareness to facilitate healing and growth.

Services I Offer

Individual Therapy

If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a licensed Mental Health Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my clients  every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see how I can help.

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Approved Supervision

I am a Counselor Educator who has a passion for training and supervising new clinicians in internship. I believe that trust-based collaboration, with empathy, and direct communication is the key to the success of my approach. I have specialized training in attachment wounds and trauma informed care. I have extensive experience in mental health, which includes working with adults, adolescents, children, and families.

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I bring over thirteen years of experience and expertise in trauma-informed care, addiction recovery, and mental health counseling. I have a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision with a Cognate in Creative Arts Therapy, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a state approved supervisor with a child specialist endorsement in Washington state.

My mission is to empower others to reach their full potential and find healing and growth in their lives. I am experienced in leading and mentoring teams of clinicians, interns and staff who provide multiculturally competent and trauma-informed services to diverse populations, including adults, adolescents, children, and families. Diversity and social justice is at the forefront of my work. 

I also offer engaging trainings, speaking engagements, and consultations to various stakeholders in the behavioral health field. I adopt an integrative and person-centered approach that draws upon various therapeutic modalities, such as attachment theory, solution-focused therapy, strength-based therapy, creative arts therapy, and mindfulness interventions. I am passionate about fostering a collaborative, empathetic, and direct communication style with my clients, colleagues, and partners.

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About The Show

Welcome to "Tea with the Experts & Dr Leah Merle" – your premier destination for mental health insights, empowerment, and inspiration! Led by the passionate Counselor Educator and Therapist, Dr. Leah Merle, this interview-style podcast delves deep into diverse themes with top-notch experts in the field. Beginning with the "What is" series, from anxiety, trauma, to resilience, and mindfulness, we sip our way through captivating conversations, psychological insights, shedding light on the complexities of mental wellness and what it means to be a human being. Each episode serves up a refreshing blend of knowledge, empathy, and empowerment, aiming to destigmatize mental health issues and raise awareness in an engaging and approachable manner. So grab your favorite cuppa and get ready to steep yourself in transformative conversations that will leave you feeling uplifted and enlightened. Subscribe now and join the movement to break down barriers and foster a more compassionate world.

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