CarmenLeah Ascencio, LICSW, MPH, CPC, RYT, is a public health social worker, radical life coach, community theatre facilitator, trauma-sensitive yoga instructor, and proud Boricua queer. Over the past 13 years her work has centered on partner abuse, sexual violence, the commercial sexual exploitation of children, queer and trans asylum seekers, refugee resettlement and positive youth development. CarmenLeah now provides therapy to individuals affected by trauma, anxiety and depression, teaches clinical practice for Simmons School of Social Work online program, and runs a consultancy business that helps organizations and schools become trauma informed, emotionally healthy and inspired social change environments.
CarmenLeah’s coaching supports individuals to be fulfilled, free, inspired and healed, while making a difference for others. So many people feel called to serve, yet at some point feel stuck about how to do so in a way that feels sustainable and liberating. CarmenLeah helps clients align with their deeper yearning in order to create a life that makes them feel alive and of service. She most loves supporting people of color social justice activists to realize their visions and know the depth of their worth. CarmenLeah is also a novice surfer, student of the Dharma, yoga practitioner, and outdoor explorer.