Kaley Leshem, LCSW

Psychotherapist
San Fernando Valley

I specialize in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction. I help clients develop self-compassion and empower them to strengthen their sense of self by identifying and centering their values, hopes, and needs.

I approach food and body issues with a health at every size, body-positive, all foods fit lens. If you are struggling with chronic dieting, an eating disorder, or low self-esteem, I will provide a supportive space to help you explore and heal your relationships with food and with your body.

When treating those with eating disorders, I collaborate with your multidisciplinary treatment team, including your Registered Dietician, Physician, and Psychiatrist. If you do not have a treatment team, I can help you assemble one so that all aspects of your health and wellbeing are addressed.

I have an eclectic approach. I often work within a psychodynamic framework; this means I will help you explore how your history has shaped your current reality. By processing early experiences, we lay the foundation of healing on which you can build change. I also use evidence-based practices—including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and psychoeducation—to help you develop the skills and tools for reframing unhelpful thought patterns.

I hold a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and have worked in psychiatric and community mental health settings. I have also worked with adolescents, adults, and families in eating disorder partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings.

Addresses:
16550 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91436

Phone: 310-564-6024

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Accepted Insurance: Out of Network / Sliding Scale

I specialize in working with individuals suffering from eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image dissatisfaction. I help clients develop self-compassion and empower them to strengthen their sense of self by identifying and centering their values, hopes, and needs.

I approach food and body issues with a health at every size, body-positive, all foods fit lens. If you are struggling with chronic dieting, an eating disorder, or low self-esteem, I will provide a supportive space to help you explore and heal your relationships with food and with your body.

When treating those with eating disorders, I collaborate with your multidisciplinary treatment team, including your Registered Dietician, Physician, and Psychiatrist. If you do not have a treatment team, I can help you assemble one so that all aspects of your health and wellbeing are addressed.

I have an eclectic approach. I often work within a psychodynamic framework; this means I will help you explore how your history has shaped your current reality. By processing early experiences, we lay the foundation of healing on which you can build change. I also use evidence-based practices—including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and psychoeducation—to help you develop the skills and tools for reframing unhelpful thought patterns.

I hold a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and have worked in psychiatric and community mental health settings. I have also worked with adolescents, adults, and families in eating disorder partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings.