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About Leah

I have the best job I can imagine. I get to spend my days with people during their most brilliant, beautiful, open, and receptive moments. I have extensive experience in addiction recovery, codependency, 12-step programs, and all forms of dependency. Additionally, I am versed in issues faced by people with developmental disabilities and their family members. I have sought out special training in issues confronted by the LGBTIQ community. My other areas of emphasis include anxiety, depression, communication skills, couples counseling, family therapy, parenting/step-parenting/blended families, life transitions, self-esteem/personal growth, and stress management.

Professional Associations

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    Board of Directors: Secretary, 2013-15; Member-at-Large, 2011-13.
    Lifetime Member
  • Santa Cruz Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SC-CAMFT)
    Board of Directors: Director-at-Large, 2012; Past-president, 2011; President, 2010; Membership Committee Chair, 2008-09.
  • Community Advisory Committee of the North Santa Cruz County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA CAC)
    Treasurer, 2013-14; Member-at-Large, 2012.

Practical Matters

I know that regular psychotherapy is a big commitment of your resources; time, money, and energy. It is my experience that people make the most progress towards there goals if they come to regular sessions once per week. My fee is $120/50 minute session. I am not in-network for any insurance panels and do not bill insurance. I am happy to provide you with a receipt for payment so you can seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Please check with your insurance company to make sure you understand what you can be reimbursed. If you have any further questions please contact me and I will be happy to talk with you.