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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Licensing

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.

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

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

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

Lean is fantastic.

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

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 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

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 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

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

Written on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have had only one appointment with Ms. Finn, but she has already impressed me in that first interview with her understanding on many levels of my feelings, actions and concerns. The session closed with my belief that I would be supported as we continue this "journey" and will learn life lessons that I may have forgotten.

Written on Feb 25, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 8 months

Leah has changed my life like no other therapist has, and I think it’s the combo of her and the medium of BetterHelp. She is my cheerleader but also makes me do the hardworking. The proof is in the pudding: I’m in the first healthy relationship of my life after only 6 months with her. I am not kidding when I say she changed my life.

Written on Jan 08, 2020 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Leah has been very responsive and she has helped me tremendously as I navigate some really tough situations.

Written on Nov 27, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Leah has been such an excellent support. She is knowledgeable, insightful and always present. She gives highly useful feedback, and I feel like she is able to meet me where I am emotionally and help me work on the things that are most important.

Written on Aug 16, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Leah is an incredible counselor. She is open-minded, which is a characteristic I have a difficult time finding in individuals. She listens to my concerns and doesn’t blame me for past mistakes. She helps me think of ways to deal with future issues and helps me think about things in a more positive manner. I’ve been feeling like a better version of myself since beginning therapy, and I know a lot of the reason is because of Leah.

Written on Aug 06, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Leah Finn is an excellent therapist! She is there every step of the way, and provides multiple avenues for you to safely escape negative feelings like anxiety and depression.

I don't know anyone in my immediate community that has ever sought mental well-being through therapy, so I thought it to be a drastic option. The fact that I decided to give this a try is a testament to the horrible place I was in. Within a couple of months, Leah guided through various exercises to overcome several mental blocks. I am doing much better now, but when these low feelings start to come back I have skills to cope and keep them at bay. Would definitely recommend working with Leah!

Written on Aug 05, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I recently started therapy with Leah- to say she is great would be an understatement. She messages to check in on how I am doing/feeling a few days after our video chat as well. It is really easy to talk to her without feeling judged or looked down upon- she has a lot of tips on how I can better communicate with others and has even got me into meditation. I've told a few friends about how great my sessions are with her- everyone says I'm really lucky because finding a good therapist you mesh with is hard to find :)

Totally recommend :)

Written on Jul 06, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very good listener compassionate understanding doesn't judge

Written on Jul 02, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Great listener and very supportive

Written on Jun 12, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Leah is amazing and so sweet! She has helped me in so many ways and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!

Written on Jun 11, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

So far this has been a great set up for me. My counselor is getting to know me and we’re having regular meetings even though I travel a ton and have a crazy schedule. I wouldn’t be able to receive counseling any other way.

Written on May 13, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Leah is fantastic and I appreciate the patience and care with which they have handled me and my situation. She's been a fantastic influence on my life and I would not have reached this level of emotional stability this quickly without them.

Written on Apr 25, 2019 after therapy with Leah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've been working with Leah for a few months now, and she's absolutely amazing. I've never had such a successful relationship with a counselor/therapist in my years of searching for one. I have a lot of issues with trauma and am very slow to trust, but felt safe with her right away. She has a super open mind and a goal-oriented approach to therapy, which I love. She also makes sure to check in with me via message, which I deeply appreciate. :)

Written on Dec 21, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Leah has been a true guide on my path, keeping motivated when I'm depressed and focused when I feel lost and all over the place. I've had sessions with other counselors and never found any chemistry and better help is a godsend for bringing us together. The way she goes about bringing me to solutions can be so subtle and powerful that I don't always realize she's guiding me to the answer until I feel like I've come it on my own and that is truly something special. Thank you, Leah for all your hard work and faith in me. It's only been 6 months and I've already come so far.

Written on Aug 03, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related

Leah Finn is an absolute incredible counselor. I feel very lucky to have been matched up to her. She effectively validates my feelings and actively helps me to improve myself. She helps break down my issues and feelings into ideas that I can understand and process. I always look forward to our weekly sessions and I always feel as though she's there for me. She's absolutely wonderful support and the best therapist I have ever had.

Written on Aug 02, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Leah is awesome! This is my first experience with any type of counseling and she makes me feel very comfortable. She supports me in how I feel but at the same time helps to push me out of my comfort zone to reach my goals. I'm looking forward to continuing our journey together.

Written on Jun 12, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning depression

I have only had a chance to meet via video once, but so far have found her to be a good listener and kept the conversation focused. She was helpful with feedback and empathy. Leah has stayed in touch via notes before and after session which is very helpful.

Written on Jun 08, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

I love how Leah is easy to talk to and breaks things down very easily for me. She’s great!

Written on Apr 27, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Leah is great therapist. She was always caring and compassionate, she made sure would always listen to me and allowed me to really express my problems. Leah helped me learn new coping mechanisms and taught me a lot in the couple months we worked together. Unfortunately I no longer can work with her, but I really appreciated the time she was my counselor. Thank you Leah

Written on Apr 04, 2018 after therapy with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Having Leah as my counselor has been a true blessing in my life and has yielded positive, immediate results for me. She's genuinely compassionate, understanding and solution-oriented. She exemplifies what I believe my ideal professional counselor should be and I am grateful to BetterHelp for providing me with such a perfect match for my counseling needs.

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