Leah Aguirre, Therapist in San Diego, California — Zencare
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Leah Aguirre

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
San Diego Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Gender identity & transgender health

Professional statement

Leah Aguirre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practices in San Diego, CA. She has a blog, Modern Dating, on Psychology Today and has co-authored the book, “The Girl’s Guide to Relationships, Sexuality and Consent.”

She specializes in providing trauma based treatment and supporting clients in processing trauma based memories and experiences including childhood abuse, sexual assault and other relational trauma.

Leah is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has training and background in supporting individual's recover from pathological love relationships (i.e. relationships with narcissists). Leah aim's to empower her client’s by identifying and building upon their existing strengths and resources to support their growth and self-realization. She believes that therapy should be collaborative and see's her clients as the expert of their own experiences. Her style is supportive and encouraging.

Leah works primarily with clients in their 20's and 30's that are working through life transitions. She works with LGBTQIA+ individuals and BIPOC. She is available to provide letters for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals for gender affirming treatment and procedures.

Leah offers in-person and telehealth appointments. Her office is located in Mission Valley. She has early morning and evening availability.


Message to clients

I know that starting therapy can feel scary and overwhelming, but I am so confident that it will help you get to the place you want and are meant to be. Through therapy I will help you process past experiences that are most likely the source of your “stuckness” and uncover and work through negative core beliefs that may be holding you back. I believe that we are all incredibly resilient and capable of making the changes we need to make and doing the things we need to do to achieve mental wellness and to live the lives we want and deserve to live. I can’t wait to connect with you and be a support through your therapy journey.


Specialties

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition




Clientele

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

Insurance

Leah Aguirre is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • MHN/Health Net

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $130 - $160
  • Individual 75 min session: $220 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Every other week

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 10am-8pm
  • Tue 10am-8pm
  • Wed 8am-7pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Diego practice
3435 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 122, San Diego, California 92108
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-8pm
  • Tue 10am -8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Family Health Centers of Sam Diego , Therapist , 2018 - 2022

San Diego State University , MSW, 2013
University of California Santa Barbara , BA, 2010


Licensure

California: 74440


Languages

English