I am a clinical psychologist (PsyD) with over 8 years of experience working with clients as a trainee and subsequently a licensed clinical psychologist. My work experience has equipped me to work with a diversified treatment population, including those with depression, anxiety, mood instability, relational issues, trauma, substance abuse recovery, and life transitions.
My therapeutic style is unique in that I am warm, engaged, and genuine, while maintaining a strong commitment to fostering growth and promoting change. I am passionate about my clients' journey of healing and am able to build a strong alliance with all those of whom I serve. Those who like learning practical skills and solutions, while also deepening their understanding of themselves and their struggles in order to develop greater compassion for themselves, tend to view my approach favorably. A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, may be used in our work together. The approach to your care will be individualized and tailored to meet your specific needs.
As Henry David Thoreau said, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." I am eager to be a part of your journey of empowerment and to begin to build this meaningful life that may be beyond what you visualize to be possible at this time.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CA Psychologist 31246
Dr. Leibsohn was amazing! She really listened to me and understood my thought processes and was able to help me implement different ways of thinking and communication skills that made living with anxiety a lot more bearable.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Chanel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Leibson is excellent in her ability to counsel others. She provides great feedback, support and tools so you can strengthen your ability to deal with whatever life hands you. I always feel heard and respected by her. Before I found Dr. Leibson, I bounced around trying to find a therapist who didn't just ask my questions back to me or who just listened and offered no tools and finally found one I plan to stick with. She is absolutely amazing and I am so glad I found her.
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Chanel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I am so lucky that I have crossed paths with Dr. Leibsohn. When I first signed up for betterhelp I was getting paired with therapists who were far from my beliefs and what i needed help with and ones who did not even practice in this state. But I am thankful that those did not work out or else would not have met Dr. Leibsohn. The fact that i can text her when im in a current state of an elevated emotion and have her respond with helpful tips and different insight is incredible. We get along great and i feel 100% comfortable with her. She is attentive and actually listens and engages. basically she has great rapport. I am very happy with her and thankful for her support.
Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Chanel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's wonderful. Still building my relationship but she makes me feel at ease
Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Chanel for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse