Whitney Leon

(MEd, MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have worked in in education, criminal justice, with LGBTQI individuals, addiction, and families. I enjoy working with people that recognize that as hard as they try, it can be challenging to keep it all together. Life can be really stressful. Family conflict, relationship struggles, self-image, trauma and hard memories, sexuality, work demands, LGBTQ+ issues, school pressures, money, stresses... all of it can feel really overwhelming.
I enjoy working with people who want to take whatever their next best step is, whether it is toward healing a relationship, ending a relationship, developing a healthy sense of self, or figuring out how to reach a goal. I approach my work with clients from a person-centered, non-judgmental place. I am not the expert on you, but you are. Even if the waters seem murky right now, I can help you on your journey.
I have a warm and accepting disposition, and use solution-focused elements to help move toward desired goals, cognitive behavioral techniques to challenge unhelpful thoughts, and motivational interviewing to help gain understanding and clarity. Outside of therapy, I am also an artist, and if it works for you, might just encourage you to use creativity as part of your journey.
It can be nerve-wracking to find a therapist that you trust and feel comfortable with. You're taking an amazing step by just looking. Whatever is showing up as a barrier for you right now, I would love to work with you to make progress in the areas that are important to you.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW16684 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Whitney for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

It took me years to find the right therapist and Whitney is exactly what I was looking for. She is such an open-minded, non-judgmental and caring person. Her session with her felt like talking with a trusted friend, and they flew by so quickly. I knew when I started my first session that I was giving myself 6 months to get better, and meeting with Whitney weekly had an impact on my progress I can't even describe ! The best part is probably the fact that you can also feel that while you are learning from her, she is also learning from you. It is a real relationship which enabled me to feel confident enough to open up and grow. Thank you so much Whitney !

Written by B.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Whitney for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Whitney is very understanding and motivating!

Written by L.A. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Whitney for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

It was a big step for me to ask for help but I’m so glad I did. I wasn’t sure what to expect however Whitney immediately put me at ease and I felt the time was well spent. This is such a wonderful opportunity.

Written by K.E. on Dec 15, 2019 after counseling with Whitney for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Whitney is a caring, compassionate and skilled Therapist, who has helped me tremendously. I've been through an incredibly hard time and she provided a kind and caring guidance. I don't know what I would have done without her! Thank you so much Whitney!

Written by C.L. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Whitney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Whitney is a great counselor! She has helped me through relationship and family resolve that works with the way I naturally communicate and interact with others in order to be clear with my needs and boundaries. Which is something that I have definitely struggled with. She and I worked by setting goals and helped me center myself outside of our sessions. Thank you, Whitney!!

Written by A.L. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Whitney for 1 week

I started seeing Whitney to help me with my anger issues and a breakdown of communication with my family. She's warm, supportive, kind, encouraging and, in a short period of time, has offered me great insight into my situation. She follows up with me and checks in on how I'm doing, and has been incredibly generous and flexible with her time. She's helped me to understand the underlying emotions of my anger and to empathize with my family, which in turn has lead me to feel calmer and better equipped to cope with reality. Through practical exercises and actionable steps, she has guided me to a higher level of self-awareness, emotional peace, and clarity. I'm so grateful to her.