Leah Maxwell, LCSW –  Field Director

Leah Maxwell, LCSW

Leah completed her BSW (2002) and MSW (2003) at the University of Maine. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of experience working in both residential and outpatient settings. She has provided individual, group, and family therapies with children and adults, having particular expertise in co-occurring disorders and evidence-based, trauma-informed mental health practice.

She began teaching part-time at the School of Social Work in 2010 and became the Distance Program Coordinator in 2017, and the Field Director in 2021. She teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs including the Integrative Professional Seminar, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, and Field Seminar courses. As Field Director, she is responsible for the field education component of both the BSW and MSW programs. In addition, Leah is part of the School of Social Work admissions committee, social justice and equity committee, and curriculum committee.