My name is Lesley Schwam, I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT since 2015. I began graduate school in 2009 and began earning my counseling hours toward licensure during graduate school. My work experience varies from working with ages 13-18 years old in the beginning of my career, to now working with adults 18 years of age and older. My treatment approach is from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy perspective. I believe individuals have the ability to change behaviors daily and I also believe in helping individuals find solutions to help move forward with life goals. I have experience working with Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, as well as Adjustment Disorders and phase of life transitions, whether it is finding a new job, a new career, entering retirement, or adjusting to a new role in life. I focus first on self care, coping skills, setting short and long term goals, and learning boundary setting skills, as well as positive communication skills. By setting and reaching goals we learn what we are capable of and I know each individual person is capable of more than they believe.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #85910 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
Lesley is amazing. She understands my goals and the help she is providing has done wonders for my mental health. I feel more balanced overall. I am so grateful for her insight and her ability to assist me in my journey to become the best version of myself.