Individual Therapy

Here is what I know: Life is beautiful and life is messy. Life is joyful and life is painful. There is not a linear trajectory. Life may be going along swimmingly, and then seemingly out of nowhere something can change in an instant and send one on a completely different course. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid these unpleasant truths? Unfortunately, the ways we attempt to avoid suffering usually create more of the very problems we were trying to ignore.

The ultimate goal in my work is to support your ability to navigate the winding road of life and relationships with resilience and response, rather than automatic reactivity, shaped from past experiences. This gives you control of your life and relationships, rather than feeling the victim of life’s circumstances.

I primarily work from an Attachment and Psychodynamic theoretical approach in order to guide you in exploring the origins of your patterns of interpersonal and intrapersonal interaction, to see clearly what has been hurt and what needs to heal. I employ Mindfulness based CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) and Strength Based treatment to give you real, practical tools you can use to change perceptions and navigate life’s challenges with authenticity and confidence. I will also help you explore connections between your emotional stress and illness or disease in your physical state, and together we will work to resolve and heal these areas of suffering.

I strive for my work to be culturally sensitive and inclusive.

  • Codependency
  • Cultivating Vulnerability
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting related stress
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

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24632 San Juan, Suite #200
Dana Point, CA 92675

31815 Camino Capistrano, Suite #15 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

leahlewislmft@gmail.com
(949) 459-3169

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