About My Clients
My clients are often women struggling with challenges during the reproductive years, trauma and relationships. 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 it's a different story on the inside. 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 the reproductive years, 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 Associate Clinical Professor; teaching psychotherapy to UCSF psychiatry and licensed clinicians across the country, and receiving multiple teaching awards. I'm a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider (PMH-C) and 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. I’m passionate about helping women navigate their way through life stressors with high-quality, trauma-informed care.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
You don't have to figure it out alone. If you want to feel better, I’d love to help you get there. Contact me at email@example.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