I am a psychotherapist with 8 years of experience. I have worked with LGBTQ people around issues of self-acceptance, coming out, relationships, communication, and dealing with both external and internalized messages that hold us back from being fully ourselves. My approach to couples therapy is collaborative and warm. At the same time, couples often need quite a bit of direction in order to shake off habitual patterns of relating that are not working.
Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Self esteem , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Immigration Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Phobias
Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Years of Experience: 8
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Gender Dysphoria , Immigration Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801094635 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
Leonard has been able to give us tools to communicate better with each other every time we meet with him. He also has a way of allowing us to recognize when we are approaching a disagreement in the wrong manner with out making that person feel hurt. He has been a great help to our marriage.
My husband and I have been having a hard time communicating lately. We were matched with Leonard and he has done a great job helping us to better understand each other's communication style. This has helped us to more effectively communicate.
My husband agreed to give counseling a try after our relationship essentially bottomed out. I honestly thought it would take months if not years for us to get back to where we were before things started to dissolve. We certainly feel like we lucked out in this match because after just one month we have made dramatic progress.
My husband and I were having the same issues with our relationship all of the time. We realized that we would never resolve them. We decided to give counseling a try. Fortunately we were matched with Leonard. Together, the three of us have made progress and my husband and I feel like our issues are improving. Leonard is an excellent moderator and has proven to be equipped with tools to help us repair our relationship and get along with each other better in the future.