Leanna Callum is the owner of Limestone Counselling, Coaching & Consulting, an individual, couple and family private counselling practice in Kitchener. Leanna opened her practice in the fall of 2015 to encourage community members to achieve wellness through personal growth, healthy relationships and community support. Leanna shared that she wants to “use my experience in a way that provides options for individual, families and communities to address personal and collective concerns in a preventative, progressive and effective way.”
With over 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy, Leanna provides a wide-range of support services, including career/life balance, healthy boundaries and challenging family dynamics.
While most of her day is focused on her growing her business and interacting with clients, Leanna enjoys continuing to learn within her professional community, as well as mentor students in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. “Watching students grow and expand their professional selves is a rewarding part of my work,” she says.
What services do you provide?
Individual, Couple and Family Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Coaching (parent, life, performance, leadership), and Consulting (psychoeducation, assessment and intervention planning, recommendations and support)
What is the best part of your job?
Working with people who are looking to improve their lives and the lives of their families and communities.
What do you want people in Waterloo Region to know about you or your business?
We provide services that focus on creating solutions and positive change for individuals with respect to their personal wellness and professional/life goals and on supporting healthy relationships and functioning of families and communities.
Besides your work, what do you enjoy doing?
Nature, photography, arts
What sets you apart from your competitors?
My work focuses on the human need for connection and the importance of healthy relationships in order to achieve personal and community success and fulfillment. I also promote counselling services as a healthy choice for all people wanting to grow and reach their personal and professional potential.
What is your background/experience/education?
Interdisciplinary Social Science BA (Psychology, Arts, Thanatology, Sociology and Anthropology) from the University of Western Ontario, applied Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy from the University of Western Ontario. Intensive 2-year American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Supervised Couple and Family Therapy Internship. Master of Social Work (with Multicultural Certificate) from Wilfrid Laurier University. 15-year Career in proving Individual, Couple, Family and Group Psychotherapy. 7-year partnership in working with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Social Work providing Clinical Supervision as an Assistant Practicum Professor, Curriculum, Admissions, Practicum and Student Affairs Committee Member (2014-2015) and Field Education Advisor in support of MSW Interns and Community Agencies across South Western Ontario.
What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region?
Do your research and explore many different options and viewpoints with respect to your field. Get involved with other’s who are also starting out in the same field and in other fields. Go on networking lunches and to events. Ask for support and be open to learning and growing your skills and your self-concept. Look at the bigger picture and be true to what you value and want to contribute to the community.
What inspires you about Waterloo Region?
Waterloo Region is a great community to live and work in. People support community, the environment and progressive approaches to change.