Leah McNeil

Graduate Intern

In-Office Sessions: Alexandria (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Alexandria (map it)
 
Teletherapy for residents of:
 Virginia
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Feminist Theory
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Person Centered
  • Strengths Based
  • Trauma Focused

Whether you are questioning your identity, struggling with body image or self-esteem, or going through transitions in life, you have made a powerful first step by being here! As a Therapist, I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental, and collaborative environment where growth can be fostered. I primarily use a person-centered, feminist, and strength-based approach to meet my clients where they are, celebrate individualism, and work towards their goals.

It is my hope to utilize the counseling space to help clients feel empowered and have an increased self-understanding. As therapy can be a unique experience for each person, it is important for me to fit my skills within your needs and work collaboratively to foster the change you are hoping to achieve.

I have experience working with a variety of areas including adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and body image and/or self-esteem issues. I have a primary focus on working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are navigating their gender identity and/or sexual identity.

More About Me:

When I am not working, you can find me spending time with friends, reading, watching movies, and hiking. I also love music; whether its finding new artists, collecting records, or just singing in the car, I love it all!

Specialty(ies):
  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Body Image
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Social Skills
  • Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Pursuing Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Presbyterian College
  • Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member of Chi Sigma Iota, international counseling academic honor society
Credentials:
Graduate Intern
Supervised by:
Erika Davis, LPC

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.