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Emma Leppo

Associate Psychotherapist

Welcome to a transformative path towards healing and self-discovery. As a dedicated psychotherapist, Emma’s mission is to guide you towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. Drawing from her diverse background as a fashion designer and artist, she brings a unique perspective to therapy, recognizing the profound connection between mental health and creative expression. 

 

Her clinical training includes mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and complex trauma - as well as the intersection of these and other clinical disorders with creativity.  She also works with concerns related to stress and burnout, dating and relationships, women's issues, men's issues, exploring the impact of gender roles and socialization (on identity, emotions, masculinity, femininity), self-esteem, sex and intimacy (including sex positive therapy), LGBTQ+ issues, family dynamics, changing careers, and spirituality. 

 

Emma believes in the use of a holistic approach to facilitate meaningful change. She draws from multiple theories depending on the needs of her client, and is most influenced by psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS parts work), multicultural, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches. Additionally, she is trained in and utilizes both Jungian Shadow Work and "The Tools" by Phill Stutz and Barry Michels when relevant and of interest to her clients. 

 

Emma holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), BA in Psychology from the University of Washington, and is currently completing her masters in Mental Health Counseling at Columbia University. She has completed various clinical training focused on adolescent mood and anxiety disorders at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and has worked extensively as a volunteer phone worker and trainer at the Washington Crisis Line. In addition to her therapeutic work Emma is a certified yoga instructor and does creative consulting for companies and organizations looking to support a work culture conducive to creativity.

 

Clients interested in working with Emma can expect a collaborative, challenging and embodied approach to personal and professional development. Whether you’re engaged in creative work or purely interested in the creative act of healing, Emma is dedicated to helping you find greater alignment and achieve your goals inside and outside of therapy. She will be honored to be on the journey with you to unlock your true potential together.

 

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