Phone: 724-777-1433 Extension: 34
they / them / theirs
(Clinical Supervisor: Hayley Roverana)
Gender Identity & Sexuality
Relationship Identity / Exploration
Private Pay: $40
Leo is a graduate level student at Edinboro University (PennWest), working towards their Master's Degree in Social Work with a clinical mental health focus under the supervision of Open Space CCW's Hayley Roverana, MSW, LCSW.
Who I Help
I love working with folks struggling with concerns related to being part of the LGBTQIA+ community, including gender identity and sexuality. I also love working with those struggling with ADHD, addiction/substance use, anxiety, codependency, depression, marriage/separation/divorce, interpersonal violence (IPV), relationship identity/exploration (i.e. CNM), grief, family conflict, relationship concerns, self-esteem, stress, trauma & PTSD, and life transitions.
What Can you Expect?
I am very open about my identity as a queer, nonbinary person, as I know how important it is to feel safe and seen by a therapist.
I like to learn from my clients as much as they come to learn from me--I don't like the idea of a therapist being in a position of "power" and I want to eliminate that in my therapy as much as possible. I love collaborating with clients and I want to find what works for the client. Because of that, I am not set on one particular style of therapy.
I tend to be a notetaker because it's important to me to remember even the smallest details about your experience. However, my attention is all yours for the duration of our sessions together. Ideally, we can cultivate a collaborative relationship that allows you to be just as active in your own care as I am. I want us to laugh together, learn together, and establish trust with each other. This means that it's okay for you to vocalize your feelings about how I could be better at meeting your needs--I can handle it! Maybe you need me to switch tactics or need to question something that I've said... these things are all okay!
I love watching people grow and helping them to recognize their growth. Healing is more of a glass elevator than a straight line, but progress is consistent--and that's a really beautiful thing.
I have experienced a lot of personal adversity in my life and therapy has been a stable, reliable foundation for me in my own healing process. I love being able to give that back to someone else. I'd love to be able to be that for you.
“A reminder to remember: just because the sharpness of the sadness has faded does not mean that it was not, once, terrible. It means only that time and space, creatures of infinite girth and tenderness, have stepped between the two of you, and they are keeping you safe as they were once unable to.”
- Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House
When I'm not at Open Space CCW, you may also find me...
Doing yoga, playing Dungeons & Dragons, drawing, listening to true crime podcasts, watching Vine compilations on YouTube, or obsessing over (re-watching for the millionth time) Lord of the Rings.