About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of Oakland 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

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #LMFT98860 (Expires: 2020-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Dec 21, 2018 after counseling 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 by R.A. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Leah’s great, I feel safe and heard, and my mental health has been steadily improving.

Written by J.A. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling 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 by A.S. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling 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 by C.H. on Jun 12, 2018 after counseling 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 by G.E. on Jun 08, 2018 after counseling 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 by N.I. on Apr 27, 2018 after counseling 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 by V.I. on Apr 04, 2018 after counseling 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.