Justin Leak

Psychologist, PsyD

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(240) 201-2298 Website

Justin Leak

Psychologist, PsyD

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

707 Conservation Lane
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 201-2298

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Justin Leak is not currently accepting new clients.

About

The Diathesis-Stress model of psychology suggests, GENETICS load the gun and the ENVIRONMENT pulls the trigger. As human beings, we are all biologically vulnerable to experience mental health disorders, although they may manifest in different ways and to different levels of severity. At the same time we are all exposed to environmental stressors that can interact with our predispositions. With any therapist, it is important to develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely) goals that allow us to gain insight into our vulnerabilities and surroundings, to better understand why we react the way that we do.
As a SYSTEMS therapist, the goal is to first understand that we do not operate in a vacuum, and that we are constantly bombarded with environmental messages that sometimes result in problems with mood, anxiety, self-esteem, etc. The insight gained from exploring these environmental triggers can be used to CHANGE how we react in future situations.
There are many models of psychological treatment that have all been proven effective through research. Before you agree to treatment, it is important to understand your treatment provider's modality to determine whether it is a good fit for your needs. I invite you to set up a consultation to learn more about the SYSTEMS approach to see if it can help.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $190+
Pay By: American Express, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CareFirst
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Maryland / 06396

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 0810007362 Commonwealth of Virginia
  • License No. and State: PSY1001692 District of Columbia

Endorsements

Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD

Location

707 Conservation Lane
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 201-2298

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021
Photo of Justin Leak, PsyD, Psychologist in Gaithersburg
Justin Leak

Psychologist, PsyD