About me

I am licensed in California with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.


  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem, Motivation
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Self-Harm , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LCSW 23219


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Theresa Leal. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Theresa for 1 year and 3 months

We can't sing enough praise of our therapist Theresa Leal! We have been working with her for over a year now and continue to learn new tools and strengthen the existing ones. She is encouraging, unwavering, and a constant in our lives as we navigate as a family our teen daughter's ongoing mental health struggles. She is warm, friendly, easy to talk to, and the whole family responds positively to her. Our daughter looks forward to her sessions as do we. Can't praise her enough.

Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Theresa for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is always great and she really listens to what I have to say and does not judge me I enjoy her company

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Theresa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She will help you get through tough time figure out where you want to go in life and what is bothering you.

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Theresa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Theresa is great person she listens to me and always has great advice. My anxiety has gone done drastically with her.

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