About Me

Hello and welcome! My name is Leah Finn. I am a marriage and family therapist based out of Los Angeles and licensed in California. I practice under the laws of California. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. 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. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and nonjudgmental. I provide an environment for you to feel safe to explore your fears, concerns, conflicts, and 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 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 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

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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 D.A. on Jul 21, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

She has the personality and charm to do the job well, both disarming and comforting in a way that makes me feel safe saying anything and everything to her. She's also really good at hitting the nail on the head when it comes around, she takes the time to listen and responded to everything I say but always brings it back to the issues I may not want to focus on but definitely what I'm going to need to focus for dealing with everything in the long term. I've only been in her care for a few weeks but It really does make me feel like I have back up in trying to take care of my issues and increase my quality of life.

Written by R.A. on Jul 11, 2018 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

They’re great and have already been incredibly helpful. I feel heard and respected, and it feels like she tailors things to suit my personality really well.

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.