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Mandy Leonards, LCSW

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Hello and Welcome!

Congratulations on taking the first step to making a change. It is not easy.

I am an EMDR certified therapist who specializes in complex trauma, eating disorders and body image issues. I have my MSW from Indiana University and I have my LCSW in the state of Indiana and California. I have a private practice in San Diego. My experience has been with all sorts of clients of all ages. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric unit, a school, a crisis unit, a community mental health center and for the last several years my own private practice. As an avid athlete as well, I have a strong interest in incorporating health and wellness into my practice.

My theoretical orientation is Eclectic , I am inspired by CBT, DBT and mindfulness. I also use EMDR often in my practice and have found it especially helpful with trauma.

I am very open to using modern technology as a treatment modality and see it is the modern and convenient. It is a real pleasure to help you using this groundbreaking platform. I enjoy using unique and creative therapeutic techniques tailored to you as a person. I have a strong skill set in understanding the brain as well as family and relationship dynamics. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. We all need to feel connected and heard. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Eating disorders Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Body image, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IN LCSW 34007444A

CA LCSW 99310


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

Mandy is extremely nice and supportive. She always makes sure that I know that our sessions are a safe judgment free zone and she's been helping me deal with Issues since day one. I look forward to talking with her every week and telling her about my life, also hearing her professional input and getting guidance from her.

Written on May 01, 2019 after therapy with Mandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has listened to my issues and provided her interpretation well.

Written on Apr 17, 2019 after therapy with Mandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Oh my goodness I love my counselor Mandy! She has been an absolute lifesaver for me!

Written on Mar 27, 2019 after therapy with Mandy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mandy listened to me with warmth and openness into matters. She helped me turn my perspective around as I tried to get better. Thank you, Mandy :)

Written on Jan 16, 2019 after therapy with Mandy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching