Leela Ehrhart (she/her)

MA
Accepting Clients

I value the wisdom of the body and the power of creating new stories and experiences as part of healing and personal growth.

Counselor in Downingtown, PA
Supervised by Kyle Burke, PsyD

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Services
  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

My clients value autonomy, agency, and critical thinking, and may be people who are questioning or who have rejected many of the standard narratives around mental health and mental healthcare. They are curious about asking themselves important questions and exploring how they can shift their lives to do things differently. They are also interested in exploring how changing their internalized stories can help change their experience of themselves and the world.

My Background and Approach

I am a holistically oriented practitioner, and I approach all of my work with the intention of helping my clients embrace the unique and beautiful messiness of what it means to be human. I also specialize in helping to support clients who wish to taper off of prescribed psychiatric medications, if that is one of their goals. Why am I so passionate about this? Because I have walked this road myself. Disentangling from the medicalization of the human experience was the hardest and ultimately the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Along the way I realized that I had to allow the process to transform me. And so I began asking myself: What can I learn from this? How can I grow from this? What do I want this experience to say about me? What other questions do I need to ask myself in order to heal? I care deeply about helping to co-create a safe container with my clients, encouraging and supporting them in (re)connecting with their own curiosity, agency, inner knowing, and wholeness.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in autonomy, informed consent, and in challenging the status quo when it comes to how we conceptualize dis-ease, especially as it pertains to the “mental health” world. I trust in the wisdom of the body and I have come to view experiences of dis-ease not as malfunctions or pathologies, but as adaptive, intelligent, and necessary signals of things within and without which need our attention. I see “symptoms” as invitations to get curious; to lean in, grow, adapt, change, and ultimately to be steeped more fully in all the richness that our lives and our humanness have to offer. I believe in the power of the stories we choose to align ourselves with, and I believe there is almost nothing that a sense of empowerment and connection can’t help to improve. I am a pre-licensed counselor serving Pennsylvania residents. If my beliefs and my approach resonate for you, please reach out to me today to schedule a free, 20-min introductory session. I look forward to hearing from you.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 120/session

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