Lea is a clinical Postdoctoral Fellow at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides supervised direct patient care in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Lea earned her B.A. in psychology from Boston University before working in clinical research at the Lab for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate in School Psychology from Tulane University. While in graduate school, Lea also completed a Trauma Specialization which provided her specialized coursework, training in evidence-based interventions for trauma, and applied research opportunities delivering trauma-informed practices in schools. Lea completed her predoctoral internship in community mental health at the Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Los Angeles and is currently accruing hours towards licensure in Massachusetts under the supervision of Joshua Masse, Ph.D. and Dan Johnson, Ph.D.
Lea has experience providing mental health services in English and Spanish, and across settings including schools, community mental health, and hospitals. Lea believes in applying evidence-based interventions with a trauma-informed lens and integrating authenticity, collaboration, and cultural humility with the goal of supporting her patients’ individual needs and advocating effectively for their wellbeing.