Lilia Leshan MFT, Psychotherapy in San Francisco, California, 94114

Lilia Leshan


Lilia Leshan


Professions: Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 50518
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315 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, California 94114

My Approach to Helping

I am a psychotherapist providing support and safety for you to explore the intricate landscapes of your inner worlds. I'll help you tap into your mind, body, imagination, heart, and spirit, as well as your sense of yourself as part of the world community.

I believe that only by embracing the full spectrum of emotions can we find freedom and fulfillment. Love, grief, anger, sadness, joy, jealousy, and reverence all have space inside us. Making space for all of your feelings allows you to become more intimately familiar with yourself. That which you celebrate about yourself - the unclaimed or hidden parts of yourself - as well as everything in between has a role in therapy. Together we will look at all of who you are.

The process of therapy is collaborative. Old trauma and wounds can undermine your ability to be yourself. Some feelings are so painful that we'll do anything to avoid them, while others seem to control our entire lives. In therapy, it's up to you to decide what to explore. As we slow down and embrace each moment, we help you cultivate mindfulness toward and focus upon your experiences. In so doing, your unique voice can begin to emerge. Together we will untangle the threads that prevent you from becoming your fullest, truest self.

Sometimes words aren't enough to access or describe our feelings. To help you voice that which cannot be verbalized, I use somatics (body-centered approaches) and expressive arts in therapy.

I work with couples, children, and adolescents, including LGBT, queer, and heterosexual couples. I affirm all types of relationships - both traditional and non-traditional.

I hold a BA in Feminist Studies and Performance from Mills College and an MA in Counseling Psychology from CIIS. I completed the Level 1 Training for the Treatment of Trauma at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. I also have training in dance, art, poetry, music, dreamwork, somatic, and sandplay therapies.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Queer Couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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