Ms. McLeod served as clinical coordinator for a community based mental health facility where she supervised mental health clinicians’ work with clients suffering from a wide variety of issues including mood, personality, anxiety and substance abuse/dependence disorders. She also provided diagnostic evaluations for individuals seeking mental health services, as well as designed and coordinated the start up of a group therapy program where none had previously existed. Additionally she provided individual and group therapy at giftedhealthcare.com.
Ms. McLeod served as a substance abuse/dependence therapist for a rehabilitation facility where she provided group and individual therapy to clients who suffered from chemical dependency. Ms. McLeod served as the primary therapist of an intensive outpatient therapy program, and supervised counseling student interns. Ms. McLeod coordinated patient care and determined readiness for discharge.
Ms. McLeod served as a therapist at the student counseling center at the university where she received her master’s degree in counseling. In this role, Ms. McLeod provided individual counseling to students with a broad range of demographic backgrounds and a variety of personal concerns (e.g., anxiety, panic attacks, adjustment difficulties, depression, drug and alcohol abuse issues, past/present physical/psychological abuse, sexuality issues and others).
Prior to obtaining her master’s degree in counseling, Ms. McLeod served as a therapeutic staff support, providing behavioral and mental health services to children. Ms. McLeod facilitated behavior modification with children that were diagnosed with various disorders (e.g., Autism, Asperberger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder… etc.). Ms. McLeod provided services in the home, daycare, school and other child centered environments.
As a graduate student, Ms. McLeod served as a research assistant and co-wrote grants, articles, and a book-review. Working with university faculty she, conducted literature reviews on topics such as intersexuality, technology and teaching, and birth education. She also participated in the facilitation and teaching of graduate level community counseling courses. As an undergraduate, Ms. McLeod also served as a research assistant. In this capacity she participated in literary searches, research observations, collection of data, data entry and assessment scoring.
Prior to Ms. McLeod’s pursuance of counseling psychology, her educational and employment experiences were artistic in nature as she pursued the endeavor of human expression through the visual arts. Ms. McLeod is an artist and has both two and three dimensional works in the mediums of bronze, oil, graphite and acrylic. Ms. McLeod continues to create works today and also utilizes this creative side in her work as a therapist. Ms. McLeod produces the photography and other graphic art design presented in this website at Pacific Dreamscapes.