Hi, I'm Brenna Leslie and I'm so glad you found your way here. Therapists' "About Me" pages can seem overwhelming, right? Therapists listing their schooling, training and specialties with jargon that doesn't always translate. I understand you are looking for someone who gets what you are going through and that you can connect with. It is also important that you know that your chosen therapist has the proper training and license to support you. So I will list a little of that here, but know that I fully understand you will really get a sense of whether we "fit" by making that initial phone call. I look forward to it!
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling. I am licensed in the State of California and can provide online teletherapy to anyone who resides in California. I am passionate about helping others going through difficult transitions in life; even and ESPECIALLY the ones we thought were supposed to be the happiest. Becoming a spouse, partner, mother, father, graduate, employee and everything in between can be incredibly exciting and scary at the same time. Many times, these new roles do not look the way we pictured them to be.
I am trained and specialize in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders which means I am passionate about helping pregnant or postpartum moms (and dads!) navigate the sometimes difficult transition into parenthood. This can look like feelings of sadness or stress right after having a baby, or simply the many hardships that come with being a parent today! My job is to let you know that whatever it is you're going through, there is hope.
Whether you're struggling with your first or fifth child/ren, you're not alone! Together, we can work on creating a new normal and get you feeling happier and healthier along the way. I love the work that I do and I'd be honored to help you along your own journey. Take a look around my site and please contact me with any questions.