Leah Russack-Baker, Ed.D, LADC
Leah has practiced as a clinical therapist in the areas of substance abuse and behavioral health for over 25 years. She works with adults and families specializing in substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and addiction, trauma and gender specific treatment for both men and women. She has expertise in treating caregivers, first responders and health care providers as she has a certification as a CCFP, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Having been raised in a military family and had several family members in different branches of the military, working with active and retired military and their family members, are also a strength. Leah is a member of the IATP, International Association of Trauma Professionals and has her certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional. Her approach is strength-based and client-centered helping clients achieve healthy life balance to realize their potential and improve the quality of their lives. Leah maintains her own personal life balance as a Black Belt in Muay Tai and through continuous learning and serving others.
Leah received a BA in Psychology from University of Connecticut, MA in Community Psychology from the University of New Haven, and Ed.D. in Clinical Services from Nova Southeastern University. She is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has extensive treatment experience in hospital, school and community settings in Connecticut. In addition to Leah's clinical work she is a wellness and resiliency trainer in the community.