originally from Brazil from a Portuguese family and I've lived in 3 different continents giving me a vast multi-cultural experience.
I acquired a diversity of theoretical approaches required for solid counseling skills for couples, families and individual's therapy. I've worked with a wide range of clients over the years, including individual adults and children, as well as both married and unmarried couples.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“I believe relationships and reparative experiences are key to healing”
"As the Program Director at La Ventana’s Encino Outpatient Center, Leila continues to pursue her passion to work with clients on the underlying issues and past traumas that have resulted in an eating disorder and other co-occurring issues. Leila received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkley. Prior to becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Leila was a licensed therapist in her home country of Brazil. Since her first session with a client at Children’s Hospital in 1999, she knew she had found her calling. Leila has worked with diverse populations, including: children with terminal illness, adolescents with drug addiction, and community-based work with families. Leila brings to La Ventana vast clinical experience, deep knowledge, passion, and an especially keen ability to work with diverse populations." La Ventana Treatment Center
Beverly Hills and Studio City