Mateo Leonardo,AMFT, ASAT

Mateo Leonardo,AMFT, ASAT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: LMFT
Primary Credential: AMFT


6695 East Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90803

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My Approach to Helping

Are you struggling with the devastating effects of sex and porn addiction? I specialize in helping individuals and couples heal together.

Dealing with compulsive sexual behaviors or pornography addiction can be an incredibly challenging and isolating experience. It can negatively affect every aspect of your life and relationships, leaving you feeling lost and overwhelmed.

It's frustrating to struggle with self-confidence issues and feel like your relationships are constantly being strained. Finding the right support and guidance can be difficult, especially if you're looking for someone who understands your unique needs and speaks your language.

That's where Novus Mindful Life Institute comes in. As an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist with specialized training in the use of the Sex Addiction Recovery Start Kit, I provide comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and couples seeking support in dealing with these challenging issues. Whether you prefer one-on-one therapy, group therapy, or a more intensive treatment program, I am here to help.

You don't have to face this journey alone. As an experienced professional, I'm dedicated to understanding your struggles and providing you with the tools and strategies to overcome them. From helping you understand your behaviors to rewiring your brain to coping in healthier ways, I'm are committed to your healing and growth.

When you reach out to our office, our intake coordinators will be there to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling an intake appointment. We want to make this process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.

At Novus Mindful Life Institute, we provide a safe and judgment-free space for your healing journey. You deserve support and care, and we're here to offer it to you. Don't wait any longer - reach out today and take the first step towards a mindful and fulfilling life.

More Info About My Practice

At our therapy practice, we specialize in guiding individuals and couples through the challenging journey of overcoming sex and porn addiction, as well as healing from the deep wounds of betrayal trauma resulting from infidelity. Our dedicated approach includes running therapy groups specifically tailored for men who are striving to mend their relationships after experiences of betrayal. We recognize the complexity and sensitivity of these issues and provide a safe, understanding environment for healing and growth.

In addition, we offer an intensive program that utilizes the Recovery Start Kit, a comprehensive toolkit designed to kickstart the journey toward healing and understanding. Our passion lies in helping people and relationships heal, and we are committed to providing supportive, empathetic, and effective therapeutic interventions to aid in this process. Our practice is a sanctuary for those seeking to rebuild trust, foster emotional resilience, and embark on a path toward a healthier, more fulfilling life.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

If you're dealing with sex or porn addiction, know that therapy can be a really helpful way to overcome it. In a safe and private environment, we'll work together to uncover the real reasons behind your addiction. Understanding these reasons is an important part of getting better.

During our sessions, I'll guide you through different strategies that are chosen just for you. We'll focus on changing the way you think about things that aren't helping you and learn how to be more aware and in control of your actions. Techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps you think in a healthier way, and mindfulness, which teaches you to be more present and focused, can be really useful.

It's okay to feel guilty or ashamed, and these feelings can make your relationships with others tough. Our therapy sessions will give you a supportive place to talk about these difficult emotions. We'll face these challenges together, helping you heal and make positive changes in your life. Remember, you're not going through this alone. Let's take the first step towards a happier and healthier you

My Role as a Therapist

As a therapist, I think of myself like a guide on a journey. When we work together, you get to decide which way we go. I'm here to help and show you different paths you can take, but you're the one who chooses. My job is to share what I know and help you think about the best steps to take. We'll work as a team, and I'll always listen to you and respect your choices.

I know everyone is different, and I make sure our time together is all about what you need. I'm here to give you a safe place where you can share your thoughts and feelings, learn new things, and find your own answers. I want to help you see things more clearly and feel more sure about yourself. Together, we'll work on ways to make your life happier and more true to who you are.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Are you or someone you know caught in the destructive cycle of sex addiction or porn addiction? I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate challenges and find a way out. Let's work together to overcome this and create a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Sex Addiction

Types of Therapy

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