Lea Francis-Poll

Lea is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern who has worked with youth and persons with disabilities since the achievement of her bachelor’s science degree at Southern Utah University in 1987.  She worked as a youth advocate for Iron County and a child and family services worker for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.  After raising four successful children who demonstrate compassion for others in their daily lives, she worked as a drug and alcohol counselor intern for one year before returning to Southern Utah University to complete her teaching certification in special education K-12 and secondary education, psychology 8-12.  Lea taught special needs English and math, English and creative writing, life skills, and behavioral skills for six years.  During this time, she designed and implemented behavioral skills programming in three schools for youth with behavioral difficulties.  Lea worked again as a drug and alcohol counselor intern in Saint George and then returned to her home in Nevada where she worked in Nevada state youth corrections monitoring and mentoring youth who had committed felony crimes.  Lea has returned again to Saint George after a year in Portland, Oregon where she felt honored to volunteer at the US Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center providing services to veterans of our United States armed forces.  During that time she also volunteered at CityTeam International Portland in women’s services.  Lea is passionate about empowering women to become able to create improved lives for themselves and their children.  She appreciates opportunities to work closely with adults, youth, and children in special circumstances.  Lea is deeply committed to assist in the improvement of life for those whose courage inspires hope for a better tomorrow.

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Lea Francis-Poll

Lea Francis-Poll

Lea Francis-Poll

Lea is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Intern who has worked with youth and persons with disabilities since the achievement of her bachelor’s science degree at Southern Utah University in 1987.  She worked as a youth advocate for Iron County and a child and family services worker for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah.  After raising four successful children who demonstrate compassion for others in their daily lives, she worked as a drug and alcohol counselor intern for one year before returning to Southern Utah University to complete her teaching certification in special education K-12 and secondary education, psychology 8-12. 

Lea taught special needs English and math, English and creative writing, life skills, and behavioral skills for six years.  During this time, she designed and implemented behavioral skills programming in three schools for youth with behavioral difficulties.  Lea worked again as a drug and alcohol counselor intern in Saint George and then returned to her home in Nevada where she worked in Nevada state youth corrections monitoring and mentoring youth who had committed felony crimes. 

Lea has returned again to Saint George after a year in Portland, Oregon where she felt honored to volunteer at the US Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center providing services to veterans of our United States armed forces.  During that time she also volunteered at CityTeam International Portland in women’s services.  Lea is passionate about empowering women to become able to create improved lives for themselves and their children.  She appreciates opportunities to work closely with adults, youth, and children in special circumstances.  Lea is deeply committed to assist in the improvement of life for those whose courage inspires hope for a better tomorrow.


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