Leena Yacob, AMFT
Leena Yacob is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a masters of science in counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Leena practices from a client-centered approach and focus on meeting clients where they are at that they are most comfortable working with. She tends to gravitate toward a trauma-informed lens. Certain therapeutic approaches Leena finds herself utilizing the most including but not limited to EFIT, DBT, CBT, emotion focused individual therapy, EMDR, narrative therapy, SFT, play therapy, art therapy, and MI. In using these therapeutic approaches, Leena’s clients become better equipped to break through limitations including but not limited to irrational thoughts, behavioral dysregulation, inner critic, adaptive to maladaptive behavior, self-sabotage in work and relationships, rejection, fear of failure, and fear of success, neglect, etc that prevent people from becoming the highest versions of themselves, healthier, happier, and successful.
Leena has experience in mental health field working with adults, severely emotionally disturbed (SED), children/teens, and families from all backgrounds, identifications, religions, cultures/ethnicities, languages, genders, and sexual orientations. As she is also tri-lingual and love languages, Leena has provided counseling services in English, Arabic, Chaldean, Spanish (using interpreter line in Spanish,) and Swahili (using interpreter line in Swahili.) She loves supporting people from all walks of life. Leena considers herself a citizen of the world.
Leena values creating and holding a safe space for her clients to explore and discuss their challenges. It is her belief that it is her calling and mission to be a therapist that works with clients experiencing life issues such as (but not limited to) anger management, trauma, anxiety, relationship conflict, depression, negative thinking patterns, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal thoughts, addiction, grief and loss, life transitions, mid-life and or spirititual crisis, personal transformation, and much more.
In her work as a therapist, Leena has witnessed a lot of her clients overcome their challenges and become happier and healthier within their careers, families, relationships and most importantly within themselves. Above all else, Leena makes a promise to go above and beyond to create a safe space alongside her clients that will be the catalyst for growth, hope, strength, healing and self-compassion.