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Leah Finn, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and licensed in California. My goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Since 2010, I have worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to effectively manage and cope with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, emotional abuse, and/or disability. In 2018, I founded Healing Solutions Psychotherapy. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and nonjudgmental.

I provide an environment for you to feel safe to explore fears, concerns, and your deepest desires for creating the life that you want. I use a strength-based approach that combines mindfulness with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, narrative, solution-focused, and psychodynamic therapies. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and I practice under the laws of California.

I believe in treating you with respect, empathy, sensitivity, and compassion. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a community organizer for social, racial, and economic justice. My background includes extensive training in anti-oppression work, looking at how race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability overlap and shape our lived experience. I will tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs.

I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and agender) individuals and families. I am committed to providing culturally competent, sex positive counseling, particularly with people who identify as polyamorous and people who are a part of the kink community. I am also certified as a domestic violence counselor with 48 hours of LGBT-specialized training.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. You have the right to feel heard, understood, whole, and complete. You deserve to be your best self.

I look forward to learning more about you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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CA LMFT 98860

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leah Finn. 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.

Leah is really a great therapist. And I know because I am one myself.

Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Lean is fantastic.

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Leah has been amazing, helping me through the toughest time in my life. She has guided me through relationship and work problems, been supportive and understanding, and I feel as if she genuinely cares for me.

Written on Jul 26, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leah has been so helpful to my well being. She is patient, attentive, and a great guide through the journey of mental health. She responds via message more often than I would've imagined and with such thorough feedback. Our sessions go by very quickly which is to say that we get a lot done. For context this is my second therapist and the first through any online platform.

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

I’ve only been working with Leah for a short period, but already I feel I’ve connected on a level with her than I have with most of my therapist in the past. She has helped me feel heard and not alone and is teaching me to be more compassionate with my shortcomings or downfalls and encourages me to keep trying. I’m excited for our future sessions to come.

Written on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leah really listens and empathizes in my issues and sets great goals and very responsive to messages.

Written on May 09, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues