Leah Renfro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Leah earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Leah began her undergraduate career at IU and was very involved in volunteer work with local organizations such as Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Girls on the Run, and Wheeler Food Pantry. Leah found that the field of Clinical Social Work aligned with her worldview and gave her the opportunity to do work she is truly passionate about.
Leah believes the core to a successful psychotherapy experience is a trusting, respectful relationship between psychotherapist and client. Leah cultivates this type of relationship with her patients by approaching her work with empathy, support, collaboration, constructive feedback, and a respect for how challenging the process of psychotherapy can be. Leah’s clinical work centers around her patient’s individual needs and goals. She has a strong desire to help others strengthen their interpersonal relationships and is very in-tune with her patients’ emotional needs.
Leah has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in various mental health settings. Leah also has experience working as a school social worker, in-home family therapist, and psychotherapist working with couples, adults, and families. Leah’s interests include, but are not limited to, working with families and children struggling with developmental delays, ASD, depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma, self-esteem/body image concerns, parenting difficulties, and stressors related to life transitions.
Previous to joining the team at Restoring Wellness Clinical Services, Leah worked at Blue Bird Day school, an intensive pediatric therapy clinic serving children with developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioral and social emotional challenges, sensory processing difficulties, and other childhood mental illness. Leah used a DIRFLOORTIME® approach, play therapy techniques, and the intentional relationship model while working with her clients.