Hugh  Leonard
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Hugh Leonard

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Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Alaska Accepting Online
Updated September 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self harm
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Hugh Leonard is a Psychologist and is the founder of Clear Path CBT. He is a Diplomate and Certified CBT therapist through the Academy of Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies. He specializes in helping teenagers, young adults, and adults with Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, and Anxiety. These mental health experiences may be the result of trauma, and clients find it difficult to stay in the present moment. Many of Dr. Leonard’s clients experience intense emotional pain in their lives and struggle with experiencing life at worth living.

Dr. Leonard is an expert in DBT and CBT. His clients generally feel intense emotional pain. Therefore, his overarching goal as a therapist is to reduce suffering by helping his clients forge a clear path to the things that bring them meaning, purpose and joy. Dr. Leonard approaches therapy with a mindful presence, a nonjudgmental and compassionate stance, and embraces teamwork in accomplishing treatment goals.

Dr. Leonard earned a PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks/Anchorage. He completed fellowships in CBT and DBT at Yale School of Medicine and at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a researcher and a supervisor of other therapists, and is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals with compassion, clarity and precision.


Message to clients

Searching for a therapist you connect with can be a daunting task. Finding a therapist who has great training, is skilled, truly understands the unique person you are, and can help you accomplish your goals with tangible progress may feel like searching for a unicorn. If you can relate to this, then I am able to help.

I view therapy as a path that we journey together in which my mission is to reduce your suffering and help you obtain the things you want out of life that bring joy, fulfillment, and purpose. At the foundation of our work is a real relationship between equals in which I maintain a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and present-focused stance. This enables me to fully accept, understand, and celebrate the unique person you are! To help you get the most out of life and experience real progress in therapy, I use my expertise in treatment approaches and interventions that are firmly grounded in CBT and supported by the latest research.

Therapy is an investment and making the decision to seek treatment is a huge first step! I look forward to working with you as we set out on a journey together in forging a Clear Path away from suffering and toward experiencing joy, fulfillment, and purpose.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Hugh Leonard is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $310 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $250 - $310
  • Initial session: $310 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $125 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm - 7pm
  • Tue 4pm - 7pm
  • Wed 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thu 4pm - 7pm
  • Fri 4pm - 7pm
  • Sat 8am - 12pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Alaska)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm - 7pm
  • Tue 4pm - 7pm
  • Wed 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thu 4pm - 7pm
  • Fri 4pm - 7pm
  • Sat 8am - 12pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years


DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician, 2023
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, CBT Fellow, 2020
Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Diplomate and Certified CBT Therapist, 2020
University of Alaska Fairbanks , Ph.D., 2019
Yale School of Medicine, DBT Fellow, 2019


Licensure

California: PSY32794

Alaska: 153650


Languages

English