ARACELI LEZA

Psychological Assistant — PSB #94024951
Supervised by Ariel Shidlo, Ph.D. — PSY #28631

Location: Financial District, Portrero Hill

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SERVICES

  • Child, Adolescent, and Teenagers
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Therapy for Young Adults (18+)

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Codependency
  • Communication Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Multicultural Issues

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology: California School of Professional Psychology

APPOINTMENTS

Therapy sessions are by appointment only and are 50 minutes in length; longer sessions are available by prior arrangement.

MEET ARACELI LEZA

“I am here to provide a collaborative and compassionate environment for you. I strive to create a reflective, open, and non-judgmental space for you to feel safe discussing what’s meaningful to you. Together, we will discover solutions and take steps towards meeting your goals.”

Living in service of the values that are meaningful to you while trying to have a successful work/life balance can be difficult in today’s world with such high expectations of us and of those we care about. We often can feel overwhelmed and like we are “not where we pictured ourselves at this point in our lives” and may not feel satisfied and may struggle to know where and how to begin taking steps towards healing ourselves and begin connecting on a deeper level with ourselves and the people we care about the most.

The struggle to live a well-balanced life while meeting societies expectations can lead to burn out, stress, anxiety, depression, and overall emotions that may feel unmanageable. These difficult emotions can lead to “feeling like a failure” and as a consequence we may begin to neglect our own needs and start engaging in unhealthy behaviors, like not living in service of our values, isolating from the people we love, not getting the rest we need, or using substances to help us cope with these overwhelming emotions.

We may lose sight of our goals and values and/or engage in overly critical thoughts of ourselves, which can impact our overall confidence and self-esteem. These are the moments when we need a fresh new perspective and therapy can help you learn about what specific tools are suitable to help you get through difficult moments of self-doubt.

Together we will explore and gain a better understanding of what your struggles are and how we can build on your strengths in order for us to reach your goals in therapy. We will work collaboratively to begin helping you gain additional skills to continue meeting the goals that are important to you. My approach to therapy is compassionate, collaborative, and person-centered.

I am LGBTQ + friendly and have extensive experience working with individuals and families with a specialization in eating disorders, body image, gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, and self -esteem. I use a combination of mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused, and strength-based approaches with clients.

My work involve approaching clients with empathy, meeting the client where they are at and using interventions and approaches that are tailored for each client so that they can feel empowered to use these approaches and be successful in reaching their goals.

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415.952.0290

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