About Me

I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals who may be challenged by a background of trauma; wrestling with career or personal relationship difficulties; or who are wanting to explore and identify their unique path in life.

I work to create a respectful and emotionally supportive relationship with you in order to promote your understanding of yourself and your place in the world. This collaborative partnership facilitates identification and clarification of personal goals in a safe, dependable environment. The work involves skill-building, setting objectives and monitoring progress toward your goals. Throughout the process we honor and celebrate your unique self.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #67565 (Expires: 2024-04-30)

LCSW #L4210 (Expires: 2024-05-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ann Leonard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.I. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is my muse and gentle guide. Ann is always there for me and while walking with me, she somehow let’s me be me. She is a huge help and a friend as well. A lovely combination. Thanks to Ann for a good portion of my growth these two plus years.

Written by P.A. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Ann for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

I appreciate her experience and understanding of the issues that brought me to therapy

Written by H.O. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ann and I have the same humor which has made this experience amazing! She has helped me realize a lot of things and has taught me how to deal with them! Appreciate her so much!

Written by E.M. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anne has been lovely and super inclusive and welcoming. she is very flexible and is very professional, I'm excited to work more with her.

Written by A.S. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had two sessions with Ann thus far and she’s phenomenal! She’s much better than even my previous therapist and I feel as though she really sees me and understands me as a human being. She’s extremely easy to talk to and has been a huge help so far. I can’t recommend her enough. Just give her a try and see for yourself!

Written by C.H. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Ann is a seasoned and skilled clinician, I've gotten so much from our sessions! I'd recommend her to anyone seeking wellness.

Written by E.M. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Ann is a great counselor—I felt comfortable with her immediately and she's supportive, open-minded, and never judging about any the issues I bring up. At the same time, she's very real and willing to speak honestly when she notices something unhealthy. She's gone out of her way to supply me with information outside of our sessions, which I've really appreciated. I'm very thankful for her thoughtfulness and guidance.

Written by D.E. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Ann responds quickly and understands what I am feeling and saying. I appreciate her understanding and warmth, her support as well as her pushing me to think more.

Written by K.C. on May 28, 2020 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Ann has been wonderful! She is thoughtful and makes a true effort to understand what I am trying to say. She's provided several tools that have allowed me to move forward and past things that have been holding me back.

Work with me!