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.

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Our response to COVID 19

Dear valued families and clients of Westcoast Child Development Group and Spectrum Works Consulting Group, As a result of directives from the government and health officials regarding the global health crisis, we have decided to take measures to guard the health and safety of our clients, staff, and clinicians while continuing to provide support and […]

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ASD Traits We Could All Use

While many treatment protocols and supports for individuals with ASD are geared to reduce symptoms–to help them ‘fit in’ to society–it is important to note that there are many ASD symptoms that could (and should) be adopted by the larger society. Listed below are some general traits that have been associated with ASD and that we […]

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