Licensing & Education:
- Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate under the supervision of
Dee Ray, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- M.S. in Counseling, Southern Methodist University
- B.A. in Psychology, Southern Methodist University
Associations & Memberships:
- Association for Play Therapy
- American Counseling Association
Passions & Specialties:
- Activity Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Parenting Support
- Life Transitions
- Divorce/Relationship Struggles
Meet Kaitlinh Leon
Kaitlinh is a Licensed Professional Counselor–Associate (LPC-Associate) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) under the supervision of Dee Ray PhD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S. Kaitlinh earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University with a focus in clinical mental health. She received specialty training in play therapy, activity therapy, and adult talk therapy. She has spent time in non-profit/agency work and in private practice encouraging individuals to find wellness amidst difficult and ever-changing circumstances. An experience she values most includes providing counseling support to children, teens, and adults impacted by family violence, which has given her both the experience and knowledge to work with various family dynamics.
Kaitlinh specializes in anxiety, life transitions, relationship struggles, self-esteem, and parenting support. She has a passion for walking alongside individuals as they overcome past trauma and life stressors. She believes everyone has the ability to change when given a warm and empathic space to be seen and heard.
Outside of EmpathyWell, Kaitlinh spends most of her time with her little family reading books and playing. She loves staying active and enjoys copious amounts of coffee. Her self-care usually includes a good book and baking (eating) dessert.
Kaitlinh's Counseling Approach
Kaitlinh, using her person-centered approach, strives to provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment where children and adults alike can find greater understanding and acceptance of themselves. Kaitlinh starts the counseling journey by building a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship that allows each client to feel safe, seen, and understood. When working with children, Kaitlinh prioritizes the parent-child relationship and works diligently to support parents as healing agents in their child’s life. Kaitlinh believes everyone has the ability to reach wellness, and aims to provide an environment where each client can discover their own unique path towards it. Much of her work involves separating ‘the problem’ from the person, so that each client can feel empowered to embrace their strengths and overcome life’s challenges.