Leah Salkin, LSW
Leah is a Licensed Social Worker, and has experience working as a caseworker for a non-profit, community agency in Philadelphia prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Leah earned her MSW at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work in 2017. Following her Master’s Degree, Leah worked in middle schools in both Colorado and New Jersey as a School Social Worker/ Mental Health Counselor.
Leah currently serves as the Mental Health Counselor at a Kindergarten-12th grade public charter school in Philadelphia. In her current role, Leah provides direct mental health services for children and adolescents who are navigating challenges related to various mood disorders and mental health concerns. She provides both individual and group sessions, in addition to parent/guardian consultation and support. Leah has experience in crisis management, family systems, special education services, and community engagement.
Leah’s social work practice is driven by a strengths-based, holistic approach, with an emphasis on socially just and trauma-informed interventions. She is able to alter interventions and treatment modalities to best meet the needs of clients. Leah strongly believes that clients are their own greatest resource in fostering growth, and that her role as a clinician is to provide tools and strategies for clients to feel empowered in their journey.
Leah has utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused therapeutic interventions in her direct work with individuals and family systems. Although her work has been mostly with adolescents, Leah is open to working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Leah is a compassionate clinician and she strongly believes in the ethical standards of professional practice. She values working collaboratively with others and prioritizes the importance of partnership in a healthy, therapeutic relationship.