Leilanie is a second-year graduate student studying Transpersonal Art Therapy at Naropa University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She received a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts at Flagler College. While completing her undergraduate studies, she took up artist residencies with organizations serving underrepresented populations. She believes creative expression is an innate experience humans gravitate to, and healing can occur regardless of one’s intersectionality. She takes on a holistic client-centered approach, working in collaboration with clients, and is committed to providing mental health care that is empowering, inclusive, accessible and accountable. Leilanie has experience working with at risk and incarcerated youth, seniors in assisted living, and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Born in New Jersey, she grew up in various parts of the United States, spending the most consecutive years in Milwaukee, WI. She enjoys learning about plant medicine, hiking and painting.