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Irene Leyva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Irene!

As the firstborn in a family of 5 siblings, I have naturally gravitated into the role of a helper. I have long held a love and fascination for mental health.

My approach

I have come to learn that our current behaviors are the result of our life experiences. Change is difficult but with self-compassion and acceptance, it can be done. I am most comfortable with a cognitive-behavioral approach, however, I recognize that flexibility is essential. For that reason, I have no problem incorporating other modalities.

My focus

Adults, adolescents, kids, families/couples.

My communication style

My tone and demeanor are friendly. I promote self-compassion and acceptance.

My journey to mental healthcare

I believe that I was drawn to therapy early on. I don't think that I was aware of that until college when I was completely fascinated with psychology courses. Since then, I have become a lifelong learner.

My goals for you

Successful care and progress are determined by the clients. I follow the client's lead when it comes to determining the effectiveness of treatment.

My first session with you

First sessions can be uncomfortable because of the nature of the interaction - the clinician asks personal questions and the client is expected to feel comfortable answering them. I acknowledge that and make every effort to make the first session as welcoming as possible.

About Irene

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress
  • Anger Management

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Attachment-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Therapy

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English and Spanish

Experience

  • 17 years of experience

Education

  • PsyD at California Southern University, MS at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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