Throughout my long professional career, I have strived to learn at the feet of the Masters in the field of Psychotherapy: Minuchin, Yalom, Beck, Ellis, Bandura, Rogers, and Satir, to name a few.
I have read and attended numerous national and international conferences where these leaders in psychotherapy presented. My passion for learning has not diminished in the 30 plus years in this field. In fact, I continue to grow more enthusiastic with each new therapeutic approach.
However, without a doubt, my best teachers have been my clients. As they are the experts in their own lives, children, youth, adults, couples, and families have taught me the importance of listening, of being aware of their verbal and non-verbal expressions, and tuning in to their feelings as we build together the therapeutic relationship which is key to achieving the goals and objectives needed to improve their lives and achieve happiness and wellbeing.
Each person is unique and so has to be my relationship with each one of them.
My name is Leticia Quezada, MSW, LCSW. I hold a B. A. in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from the California State University in Long Beach. I also hold a Clinical License in Social Work from the states of California and Texas and numerous trainings in grief, child and elder abuse, sexual abuse and sexual assault, domestic violence, and dementia, as well as trainings in different modalities of psychotherapy.
During my 30 plus years living in California, I worked for the L.A. County, DCFS in the areas of Child Abuse Investigations, Family Maintenance, Family Preservation, 11 years of Mental Health work, and several programs designed to keep children in their homes. Alongside my career, I volunteered full time in various Churches and Community Organizations in favor of children and families.
My approach is eclectic, meaning that I favor any therapeutic approach that has clinically proven to work with the specific disorder at hand. I believe in starting where the client is and walking alongside them in the process of finding answers to their particular worries.
I strongly believe in the goodness of human beings. I believe most of us are trying to figure things out and need support resolving some issues. A positive outlook of life is the key to health, happiness, and growth.
If you feel anxious, depressed, confused, have had some losses in your life, or need to process a difficult situation, please feel free to call our office so that we can work together to achieve your goals.