Leila's approach to counseling is collaborative, strengths-based and non-judgmental. She will work with individuals and families to create a safe and trusting environment in order to help you understand your story in the context of your familial, cultural, societal, and spiritual communities. Leila draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, based on individual needs and goals. You will look at your earliest attachments, family dynamics, and current narratives to gain awareness around ways of relating to oneself and the world.
With a specialty in the spectrum of self esteem and body image issues, Leila can also support you through the process of ongoing recovery. You will work on cultivating a more positive relationship with your body. Through this process, the hope that you will gain a deeper understanding of your needs along with teaching and practicing proven cognitive strategies for improving self-esteem and body image. Leila aims to provide a safe place to explore letting go of self-critical narratives and practice new narratives of self care and self compassion.
Leila also has 6 years experience treating adolescent eating disorders. She is trained in both Family-Based Treatment and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Seattle Pacific University Counseling Center, 2018 - Present
Private practice, 2020 - Present
Eating Recovery Center, 2015 - 2020