About Leah Kinder of Kind Counseling: Psychotherapy in Cedar Knolls, NJ
At Kind Counseling, we are dedicated to offering exceptional psychotherapy services tailored to meet the individual needs of clients in Cedar Knolls, NJ.
Leah Kinder, at the helm, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist known for her comprehensive approach and active commitment to fostering positive change.
Leah's educational journey began with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge, followed by a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hall University.
A Diverse and Rich Background
Leah's extensive experience is marked by her involvement in Early Intervention Services and Applied Behavior Analysis early in her career, supporting children with developmental disorders and those on the Autism Spectrum.
This foundational work has greatly influenced her therapeutic approach, emphasizing effective communication, behavioral interventions, and a conscious focus on identifying and attaining goals.
Throughout her graduate training, Leah's dedication to understanding human behavior deepened as she worked with incarcerated populations and their families, and tackled community and crisis management cases.
Her post-graduate career has spanned various settings, from inpatient psychiatric facilities to PHP, IOP and outpatient practices specializing in Eating Disorders, showcasing her ability to adapt and provide care across all levels of mental health services.
A Radically Nonjudgmental Approach
Leah is celebrated for her radically nonjudgmental stance, affirming her belief that everyone does their best with the knowledge and resources available to them.
She is an active therapist, known for her positive reinforcement and accountability, assisting clients in achieving tangible progress through realistic goal setting.
Leah's practice is particularly noted for its support to parents of adult children with eating disorders and her expertise in providing level of care and treatment placement consultations.
Specializing in Eating Disorders and Adolescent Mental Health
Leah's specialization in eating disorders encompasses both the individual struggling and their family members, highlighting her holistic approach to treatment.
Recognizing the unique mental health and developmental needs of adolescents, she offers treatment that can be individual or involve family members, tailored best to meet each client’s specific needs and preferences.
Her practice stands out for its embrace of a Health at Every Size, non-diet approach, striving to be a corrective and supportive experience for individuals who have felt marginalized or misunderstood in previous therapeutic settings.
Commitment to Client-Centered Care
At Kind Counseling, Leah Kinder's philosophy is that therapy should be an empowering, supportive journey, free from judgment and focused on positive growth.
Many of her clients have experienced challenges in finding the right therapeutic fit, and Leah is committed to ensuring that her practice offers a welcoming, understanding environment where all clients can feel heard, valued, and progress toward their goals.
Begin Your Journey Today
If you're seeking compassionate, expert psychotherapy in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Leah Kinder and Kind Counseling are here to support you.
Whether facing challenges with eating disorders, adolescent mental health, or seeking a supportive path to growth, Leah's expertise and personalized approach can guide you towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Reach out to Kind Counseling today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you or your loved ones on the journey to healing and growth.