Therapist Profile

Name:
Michelle A. Leao, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3150 18th Street Suite 550 San Francisco, CA 94110 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(650) 743-6083
License Number
LMFT82421
Practicing Since:
2011
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My practice focuses on creatively developing, repairing, and maintaining healthy relationships for youth and families who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, and environmental challenges. My professional development has cultivated my passion for supporting and exploring early childhood development and mental health. There is extensive value in understanding one's childhood experiences and early development, in fact understanding one's relational wealth carries far more value than focusing on the number of one's adversities. Often times therapists focus on the adversities and neglect our greatest biological gift— a rapidly developing malleable brain. My practice uses this as a foundation to understand the challenges bringing clients into therapy, and ways in which we can collaboratively work to activate new and positive experiences that will support the brain to change and foster healthy and productive emotions and behaviors.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual, Child, and Family Therapy
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences in Communication

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Families
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Play Therapy
PsychoEducational
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Developmental/Depth
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Object Relations
Systems
Certifications
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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