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empowering your path to wellness.

Leah Alderman

Empathic Listener, Growth Supporter, Resilience Promoter, Humor Fosterer, Self-Explorer

Areas of expertise. 

Anxiety, Boundaries, Crisis Management, Depression, Grief and Loss, Interpersonal Issues, Life Transitions, Self Esteem, Stress Management


Collaborative and person-centered eclectic approach emphasizing CBT theories, positive psychology, generating solutions, focusing on strengths, and motivational interviewing.

I am here with an open mind to listen to your story and provide comfort in affirming that you are not alone and that things will get better. Together, we will create and monitor your goals and celebrate successes as you grow in your role as the expert of your own life. I believe that building rapport and fostering relationships work to promote positive change. I hope to meet you where you are and actively participate in your journey to where you dream to be. As we grow together, your goals and well-being remain my focus, and together, we will explore cognitive reframing, behavior modification, strengths and values identification, accountability, developing coping mechanisms, and more.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

Helen Keller

Leah Aldermann  , MS, NCC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center


Wife, Friend, Fur Mom, Amateur Book Worm, Lover of Coffee, Yarn, and All Things Cozy

After living in Houston and Austin, Texas over twenty-five years, I took a leap of faith in moving across the country to the wild and wonderful West Virginia in 2019. Although completely starting over was a huge challenge, I aspired to shake things up with the opportunity to adventure and experience the wonder of all four seasons! My then-boyfriend, a native West Virginian, and I bought a house sight unseen, loaded up our fur babies, hit the road, and never looked back. Since then, I have been able to explore, make new friends, get married on the New River Gorge, and became a Mountaineer at WVU to follow my professional dream.


I have worked in early childhood development and education centers, at a Crisis Residential Unit, and as part of an Assertive Community Treatment team. Through these teams, I have supported court-ordered and voluntary dual-diagnosis clients with severe and persistent mental illness with activities of daily living, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, positive socialization, and withdrawal management needs. I have been gifted the opportunity through these experiences to provide behavioral and developmental case management, advocacy, and therapeutic individual and group services for those of all ages and walks of life. I strive to continue broadening my horizons so I can play a meaningful role in helping you put your best foot forward.

Professional Background.

Leah Alderman is a National Certified Counselor and Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of West Virginia. She completed her dual Master of Science degrees in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at West Virginia University in 2023. During this time, Leah gained experience with individual and group therapy on both a Crisis Residential Unit and an Assertive Community Treatment team. Both teams served a variety of acute and chronic mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and co-occurring substance use. Leah obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 2015 at the University of Texas and majored in Human Development and Family Sciences. Currently, Leah is under supervision to obtain full LPC licensure. Leah is also a member of the American Counseling Association, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling.

  • Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor

    • West Virginia
  • National Certified Counselor- Board Certified

    • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)​

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