PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

PHOTO BY KATE GLICKSBERG

WEldon LummuS, INTERN

Weldon Lummus is a 2nd year graduate student at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, where she currently takes part in the intensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and lab under Andre Ivanoff, Ph.D. Weldon is drawn to DBT because of its proven results and emphasis on mindfulness and skill building as key ingredients to help individuals build lives worth living. At BHBA, Weldon practices as an individual DBT therapist, co-leads skills groups, and participates as a member of the weekly DBT consultation team. 

After starting her career in the education field, Weldon entered clinical social work because of her deep commitment to helping adolescents and adults find paths to overcome challenges that extend beyond the classroom. Weldon has previous experience as a social work intern at a public high school in the Bronx, where she provided individual supportive counseling, crisis counseling, and strength-based interventions to students. 

Weldon graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with a B.A. in American Studies. She then taught middle school math as a Teach For America corps member in Nashville, TN, and graduated with a Masters of Education from Lipscomb University in 2015. Prior to attending Columbia School of Social Work, she worked in teacher recruitment at a charter school network in Brooklyn. 

In her spare time, Weldon enjoys reading, cooking, running, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends.