Please note: Dr. Leoni is not currently accepting new patients in her practice and may be unable to respond to new patient inquiries personally. This page will be updated when Dr. Leoni has availability in her practice, and prospective patients are encouraged to contact her at that time.
About Dr. Leoni
My approach to psychotherapy is supportive, goal-oriented, and empathic. I tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each client and work to cultivate a safe and supportive relationship in which my clients feel heard and respected. I assist clients in exploring unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are preventing them from living the life they want. By combining the most effective interventions grounded in scientific research with a strengths-based approach that emphasizes each person’s positive qualities, I work together with my clients to achieve their therapy goals. My hope is to provide clients with a deeper understanding of ways in which unhelpful patterns have been developed and maintained as well as concrete skills for addressing these concerns. My hope is that each client leaves therapy with a stronger sense of confidence in their ability to tackle future obstacles and challenges.
Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, worry, panic, and phobias)
Perinatal Mental Health (postpartum depression and anxiety)
Sleep Disturbances, including insomnia and nightmares
Stress management and coping skills
I draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches in order to provide treatment that is up-to-date and effective. Modalities that I use include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Education and Training
I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), an APA-accredited program in San Francisco and my undergraduate degree in Child Development and Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. During my graduate training, I worked at an intensive outpatient adult chemical dependency program and various community mental health centers. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at University of the Pacific Counseling and Psychological Services and post-doctoral training in private practice in San Francisco. Before beginning graduate school, I held various positions at a residential treatment facility in Marin County.