LEA DIDION, PSYD
Co-founder, therapist, supervisor, and speaker
Licensed in DC, MD, and VA
PsyPact approved to practice teletherapy in: AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, DE, GA, IL, KS, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, WI, WV
Lea is a BIPOC clinician and an expert in the field of trauma assessment, treatment (individual and group psychotherapy), research, and program development. She is a certified provider for several evidence-based treatments for PTSD (Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, Lea has experience in creating and running a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program and often incorporates DBT Skills into her work. Lea has been a licensed psychologist for over 10 years and has worked with trauma survivors for almost 20. Lea has a particular passion and interest in supervision and consultation as well as speaking and training.
Lea's approach to treatment and supervision is to fully understand each unique person, taking into account their multiple identities and experiences and providing services that are empowering and affirming. The Japanese art of Kintsukuroi particularly encapsulates Lea's approach to trauma: pottery that has been broken is repaired with precious metals. The result transforms the objects beyond their original design and purpose into art; both strengthened and made more beautiful by the parts that were broken. The breaks are not something to be hidden or avoided, but rather become part of the object's history. We can never erase or forget our experiences, but they can transform us into stronger, more resilient individuals.