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Monica Leppma, Ph.D., LMHC

Monica Leppma

Associate Professor, Counseling Education 304-293-0540 502F Allen Hall Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Central Florida 
  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling, University of Central Florida

Dr. Monica Leppma is an Associate Professor and core faculty member in the Counseling Program (Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Tracks) at West Virginia University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include protective factors, mindfulness, self-compassion, and issues affecting academic achievement. She is currently the Growth Mindset Specialist for the Mylan STEM-CARE project in West Virginia, and she collaborates regularly on research with WVU Mathematics and MindFit.

Courses Taught

  • COUN 501: Counseling Theories/Techniques 1
  • COUN 606: Counseling Theories/Techniques 2
  • COUN 622: Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • COUN 634: Cultural Issues
  • COUN 640:Addictions Counseling
  • COUN 665: Diagnosis/Treatment Planning
  • COUN 685: Practicum
  • COUN 686: Internship
  • COUN 684: Supervision Models

Areas of Expertise

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Obstacles to STEM education and academic achievement
  • Protective Factors

Published Work

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