Leah Zitter, Ph.D.
Leah Zitter is a professional writer, researcher, and reporter with years of writing experience. She has training in journalism, lecturing, social work, and education. She has counseled individuals, families, and groups in six countries, three states, and three continents. Her clients have included parolees, homeless persons, substance abusers, and dropouts.
Health and Wellness Credentials
Leah has degrees in social work, counseling, and psychology. She has a British Royal Society of Arts in Psychology and a City & Guilds in Counseling Psychology. She is completing her Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience. She is certified in crisis counseling and is a member of the American Psychology Association (APA), the Brunswick Society for Improving Human Judgment & Decision-Making, and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making.
Stress and Recovery Expertise
Serendipity caused Leah to live and work in two deeply troubled countries. She lived in Hungary shortly after its transition to capitalism. Leah guest-lectured in the Central European University and helped Eastern European youth adapt to their changing environment. Many of these individuals experienced the stress of transition that caused some to turn to drugs, radicalism, or xenophobia.
Leah later worked in Israel during two Intifadas. She used her firsthand knowledge of abuse and trauma to help terrorist victims, homeless individuals, substance abusers, and dropouts to deal with their stress in innovative and science-based ways. She established workshops that incorporated brain research and logic to show participants how they could overcome pain and work towards recovery naturally.
More About Leah Zitter
Leah moderated the first women’s-only radio show in Israel that bridged the Jewish-Muslim divide and attempted to expand understanding of both groups. If you'd like to learn more about her work, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.