Education & Training

- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Pepperdine University. 2009-2011

- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University of Northridge. 2005-2009

-Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) by International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).

- Trained in Evidenced-Based Practices: Seeking Safety, Functional Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Individualized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.     

-Experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis providing Behavioral Therapy with Autism and Other Related Spectrum Disorders.

My Approach

I take on a client-centered approach that focuses on strengths and empathy to empower and motivate an individual through the therapeutic process. Some individuals prefer a more goal-oriented approach and I often combine client-centered with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT changes maladaptive thoughts or errors in thinking, in an effort to change negative emotions and behavior. I also, enjoy providing a systems approach in supporting families in finding solutions to the problem together.  

 

© 2019 by Leisha Borja, LMFT