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Leah Batty-Hibbs, MA

Antioch University Seattle

Leah earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. She is a clinical mental health counselor and a drama therapist.  She has close to 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults within the mental health field. During that time, she has worked for local mental health agencies in youth and adult inpatient units, rehabilitation facilities, and out-patient clinics.

Currently, she has a private practice in Port Orchard (Kitsap County) helping individuals, children, adolescents, and groups explore and navigate a range of emotional and behavioral issues, as they adjust to significant changes created by trauma, loss, and grief. She began teaching at AUS in 2017 and is presently a PhD Candidate in Antioch Seattle’s Counseling, Education, and Supervision program.

Educational History

Current student of PhD in Counselor, Education, and Supervision, Antioch University Seattle
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Drama Therapy, Antioch University Seattle
BA (Hons) Sunderland University (UK)

Teaching Statement

Creative arts therapies are at the core of all work in which Leah engages. Her passion lies within the threshold of where creativity and counseling unite. As an educator and child mental health specialist, her research areas of interest include the impact of creative interventions on counselors-in-training in addition to how drama therapy interventions can positively impact a child and adolescents self-esteem. She aims to infuse a multi-culturally competent focus throughout her classes with creative arts elements. Leah utilizes an andrological (an approach based on self-directed learning theory) and student-centered perspective when teaching and is incredibly passionate about her full-time position at Antioch University in Seattle.

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Washington Counselors Association
  • Washington State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling
  • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • North American Drama Therapy Association
Leah Batty-Hibbs

Teaching Faculty,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Practicum Coordinator,

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


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