Leah Holle, MAR, LCSW, CEDS
Leah Holle, MAR, LCSW, CEDS is interested in studying how religious and spiritual beliefs can serve as risk factors in the development of mental health disorders, with a particular focus on eating disorders. She seeks to understand and bring awareness to the racial, social and economic inequities regarding accessibility of eating disorder treatment within marginalized communities. Additionally, Leah is committed to increasing competencies within social work practice regarding treating religious and spiritual trauma, and eating disorders.
Leah earned her MSW from the University of Connecticut and her Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University. Over the past six years, Leah has specialized in treating eating disorders throughout all levels of care, and earned her certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist from iaedp. She has led trainings on eating disorders throughout Connecticut, and presented at iaedp’s international annual conference. She is currently the Clinical Team Lead for Young Adult Services at a DMHAS-funded community mental health center where much of her clinical experience has informed her passion for creating accessible and comprehensive care for eating disorders, and spiritual/religious trauma within non-profit organizations.
University of Connecticut
Spiritual and Religious Trauma
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Social Justice within Community Mental Health Practice
Health Disparities within LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC Communities