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Leslie Del Cid, LMFT
My hope is that through collaboration, commitment, and connection in therapy, we will develop a safe path for clarity.

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Leslie Del Cid, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Other Languages

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My therapeutic approach stems from a person-centered lens that views all with a fundamental respect and a belief that we carry strengths from our unique histories. I have experience working with Latinx, LGBTQ+, and neurodiverse individuals to manage life stressors utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed care, and a strengths based approach. I have worked in community mental health settings with individuals experiencing challenges related to anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and stressful life circumstances. I welcome all individuals to learn how to cope with the curve balls that life throws at us. My hope is that through collaboration, commitment, and connection in therapy, we will develop a safe path for clarity.

Education

MS - Counseling, California State University Northridge

License Number and State

CA 98544

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

As a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, my early understanding of the world was influenced by traditional and religious values held by my family that were not inclusive of mental health. As I grew up, I realized I had a drive to understand the emotional world of myself and others but had limited language to be able to communicate it. My curiosity for understanding mental health was further developed through relationships, education, and experience. Experiencing relief in my own therapy sessions helped solidify my interest in helping others do the same.

What are your interests outside of work?

I gravitate toward adventure and love searching for new places to eat, travel, and hike. If I'm not outside exploring, I may be listening to my favorite music playlists while I am working on a home project.

How do you recharge?

Exercising at my local boot camp and any movement throughout the day helps me recharge. Connecting with my loved ones through laughter also keeps me going. When I need a hard reset, camping in the woods is my go-to.

Do you have any pets?

Botas, a 12 y/o terrier mix, Mowgli, a 2 y/o mountain cur/hound mix, and Ziggy, a 6 month old pitbull mix, are all a part of the rescue pack. Mowgli and Ziggy are the best of friends who love to play fight and compete for the best sunbathing spot. Although the smallest in size, Botas is definitely the biggest in spirit. Botas may look like a cuddly teddy bear, however, he believes himself to be a life-sized bear.

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