Leah Boepple, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

Are you struggling with low self worth or crippling anxiety that prevents you from moving forward in life?

Depression and anxiety can have a debilitating impact on your ability to successfully reach personal and professional goals. I am trained to help you cast off these burdens in order to improve your relationships, career, and social standing.

Does your child struggle with behavioral issues, low self-esteem, and/or anxiety about school, friends or after school activities?

I am trained to work with children and adolescents to meet their specific needs, utilizing a wide variety of developmentally appropriate techniques such as family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and social skills training.

Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, want to reach a healthier weight, or develop healthier habits?

Body image and eating concerns are overwhelming. Engagement in an unhealthy lifestyle, whether that relates to an addiction, lack of exercise, or unhealthy eating habits, can prevent you from reaching your full potential. I am here to help you develop healthier habits to improve the way you feel.

Were you recently diagnosed with a crushing medical illness or are you suffering from chronic physical pain and are not sure where to go from here?

Receiving an unexpected medical diagnosis can be shocking and immobilizing. Struggling with daily chronic pain can prevent you from living a fulfilling life. I understand and am trained to help you work through these difficulties to live a full life despite current pain or medical illness.

My clinical practice is informed by cutting edge research, to ensure that you receive the gold standard of care for your needs. My goal is to use evidence-based approaches to help you live a fulfilled, meaningful life.

I am trained to work with adults, teenagers, and children as young as 8.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Medical Illness/Physical Pain
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the honors college at the University of Michigan. I then worked in research at the University of Chicago, exploring treatments to help kids and teens suffering from disordered eating. Following that, I completed my Master’s and PhD in clinical psychology at the University of South Florida, specializing in disordered eating, body image, and weight loss. After finishing my training in Florida, I completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology at the Medical University of South Carolina.

I am trained in the following areas and use elements of the following treatments:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy

In addition to clients who are private pay, I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans)
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today. Charleston Counseling Center accepts a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals. Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.


With their permission, here are some experiences of former clients…

I cannot say enough amazing things about Leah. Her warm inviting nature immediately made me feel at ease. I look forward to future sessions with her.

Dr. Boepple is terrific! She always makes me feel comfortable. She has adapted her therapy style to match my personality and needs. I have tried therapy in the past, but it never clicked like this. I look forward to growing more with each session.

Working with Dr. Boepple has been helpful and insightful. She challenges me in a way that is ultimately beneficial to my mental health.