Leah Marks (#16138)
Leah Marks is a Registered Clinical Counsellor as well as an experienced academic advisor and career strategist. She specializes in supporting individuals through life decisions and navigating the world of work, school, and relationships. She is passionate about building hope and momentum for a wide range of clients especially in times of transition and uncertainty.
Leah works alongside clients to envision possible options, design a viable plan that considers their interests, strengths, training, and experience; to identify internal or external barriers that may exist; and to determine achievable next steps. Clients 18 and older may be referred to relevant community resources or assessments, supported to identify and research their field of interest, counselled through mental health challenges, coached to build strategies to support executive functioning, and guided through academic program choices and job searches.
Leah holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Gender studies from the University of British Columbia. Her approach is informed by extensive training and work experience at UBC in academic advising, the UBC Life and Career Centre, the Centre for Student involvement and Careers, and Alumni UBC. She has completed level 3 practicum training in Gottman Methods Couple Therapy.