Welcome to the Middle School Counseling Page!
Hello! My name is Kim Leichty and I am the newest member of the WL-S counseling staff! Even though I have worked with WL-S students for the past three years, this is my first year as the MS counselor. I am eager to get to know all of the students as we work together toward a successful school year.
I was born and raised on a family farm in a small Michigan town. I was very active in choir, theater, and community music groups. After graduating from high school, I went to Western Michigan University to study vocal music. I finished my undergraduate degree then moved to Harrisonburg, VA for graduate school at Eastern Mennonite University where I got my MA in School and Community Counseling.
While in graduate school, I met a Champaign County native and WL-S alumnus whom I eventually married. Jon and I have three boys who all attend WL-S Elementary.
For the past several years, I worked as a youth and family therapist at Consolidated Care, Inc. in Urbana. As a clinician, I worked with many children who struggled with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma related disorders. In my new role, I will be working to support students, faculty, staff, and parents by introducing skills that can improve functioning at school and at home.
Thanks for stopping by! This page will continue to grow and evolve, so check back often for updates and helpful links!