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Ann Leonard, LCSW, LICSW

Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 18 years. My education and training are from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style integrates an individually selected group of professional skills targeted to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive and 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 effort facilitates identification and clarification of your 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 who you are and what you bring to the world.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family of Origin Issues, Life purpose, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information


CA LCSW 67565

WA LICSW LW61495540


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.

She’s astute and very considerate to my needs and reads between the lines really well. She isn’t afraid to share her thoughts and best ways to move through my thoughts

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I really appreciate Ann's careful support of my mental wellbeing.

Written on Feb 14, 2024 after therapy with Ann for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes

Ann listens to me like nobody else. It might be about my mom… it might be about my new friend. It might be completely and utterly, 60 minutes of talking about my business. Ann is receptive. She will interrupt and stir it up and make sure that we touch at the root of things. But she is a wonderful, wonderful listener and she has a great intelligence so that she can for my one hour, let me unfold and develop and feel like I’ve been truly hard. It is a gift. There is a magic to that hour, and in the days following I find more and more answers to my own questions.

Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Highly experienced, kind and attentive

Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ann is just brilliant at supporting me through what would be a very difficult life transition if it were not for her understanding and advice.

Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Ann is a fantastic person, and is really engaging. I feel like I'm really lucky that she is my therapist

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Ann for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse