Leesa Varela

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Leesa Varela

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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Location

Offers online therapy

LEESA VARELA, M.S., LMFT
5743 Corsa Avenue
Suite 221
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 491-9256

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LEESA VARELA, M.S., LMFT
1601 Carmen Drive
Suite 211
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 491-9256
Announcement icon I offer both in-person and teletherapy sessions, depending on your therapy needs .
I enjoy helping clients better understand themselves so they can make a more informed choice about how they wish to move through the world. This is best achieved when a client feels safe, heard and not judged, so that is the essence of what I try to provide to all clients right away - a safe and relaxing space to be listened to with empathy and concern. Trauma and emotional pain can be difficult to deal with, and it’s a privilege to be able to support you as quickly as possible, with evening and weekend availability and two office locations for greater scheduling ease.
I am a Trauma-Informed, Level 1 &2 trained EMDR therapist. I also rely on the strength of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions that consider the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems and Mindfulness are also routinely integrated into the therapy process.
I would like to spend about 15 minutes talking with you on the phone about your needs and hopes for therapy. I believe that therapy is a partnership in which your personal wisdom, and my ability to truly understand you, will help us create a plan for positive change that leaves you feeling more emotionally fulfilled. I look forward to hearing from you!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
I can provide a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Email me or call (805) 491-9256 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 11 Years
  • License: California / 90765
  • School: California Lutheran University
  • Year Graduated: 2011

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR Levels 1&2, Institute for Creative Mindfulness
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Membership: Calif. Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapists / 129083
  • Member Since: 2011

Location

LEESA VARELA, M.S., LMFT
5743 Corsa Avenue
Suite 221
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(805) 491-9256
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

LEESA VARELA, M.S., LMFT
1601 Carmen Drive
Suite 211
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 491-9256
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Medication Management
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021
Leesa Varela, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westlake Village
Leesa Varela

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT