Leila Zwelling (she/her)

Accepting Clients

With more than 20 years of experience, I specialize in women's mental health, reproductive mental health, relationships and trauma.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Rafael, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

My clients are often women struggling with relationships, trauma, depression, reproductive mental health issues and family building challenges. Focus areas include infertility & loss; single women childless not by choice; LGBT family building; pregnancy & postpartum. When women first reach out to me, they're often overwhelmed. Life looks good on paper, but inside they're struggling. The stress gets in the way of the life they want in so many ways - at home, at work, and in their relationships.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in women’s mental health across the lifespan, with a focus on reproductive mental health, family building challenges, relationships and trauma. My more than 20 years of experience includes: Program Director for Women's Mental Health at the San Francisco VA Medical Center; National Trainer for VA Interpersonal Psychotherapy Training Program; UCSF Assistant Clinical Professor; teaching psychotherapy to UCSF psychiatry and licensed clinicians across the country, and receiving multiple teaching awards. I’m passionate about helping women navigate their way through life stressors with high-quality, trauma-informed care. I have advanced training in evidence-based treatments, including Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression and perinatal mood disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD. I also have specialized training in psychodynamic therapy, infant-parent psychotherapy and mindfulness interventions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Like my clients, you deserve to feel balanced, at ease, and fulfilled in this life you’ve worked so hard to create. If you want to stop just surviving and start thriving, I’d love to help you get there. You don't have to figure it out alone. Contact me at leila@leilazwelling.com or 415-851-7352 to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation. For more information about how I can help, visit www.leilazwelling.com

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Rate: $250 - 250/session


415-851-7352 Email Leila
369 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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