Asia Vianna Leak
As a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, Asia Vianna Leak aims to hold safe space for youth and adults to experience the discomfort that comes with healing and growth. Asia Vianna wholeheartedly believes that every person is born complete, with everything they need to thrive in this life and aims for her clients to see that capacity within themselves.
Asia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she studied Clinical Mental Health Counseling, while also completing additional coursework in Dance/Movement Therapy through the Harkness Dance Center in New York. Asia is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist and an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher. Asia’s practice of counseling includes cognitive behavioral theories as well as narrative theories. She works to empower her clients by deepening their understanding of the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors, while assisting them in reauthoring the stories of their lives. In session, Asia offers various mindfulness and mind-body connection exercises, as a way to strengthen her clients relationship with themselves.
Asia has always had a passion for working with children and adolescents. That passion led to the creation of The Waiting Game © 2016; a therapeutic board game designed to help children experiencing the loss surrounding the incarceration of a parent. Asia loves using play interventions with both her youth and adult clients. Additionally, Asia is passionate about movement and uses both dance therapy and yoga as a tool to support her client’s journey to mental wellness. Asia believes in the power of movement as a way to befriend the body and find emotional healing. Asia wholeheartedly believes that true restoration is absolutely possible.
“The wound is where the light enters.” - Rumi