Leah M. Kelly, Psy.D., serves as ACS’s Executive Director. Leah’s 25-year career in mental health has spanned a broad range of clinical settings. In Colorado and Massachusetts, she has worked in community-based mental health clinics, public school systems, psychiatric hospitals, academic research labs, and most recently, correctional facilities.
After earning her M.A. at Boston College in Adolescent and Adult Counseling Psychology, Leah later earned her Psy.D. at William James College (formerly, the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate of Specialized Training in Forensic Psychology. She began her doctoral training at ACS and developed a keen interest in the challenges facing court-involved individuals and families. Prior to joining ACS, for several years Leah practiced at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security men’s prison in Shirley, MA, most recently serving as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Training. Her work with incarcerated adults has deepened Leah’s commitment to providing critical intervention and advocacy to court-involved youth and families.