DR. LEESA CONTORINO, PsyD-L


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Locations:
Andersonville
Language(s) I Speak: English

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CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Adolescents, Adults)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Separation/Divorce)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Process Oriented Psychology, Relational Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Systems Theory / Therapy.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe change and healing occur within the context of authentic, mutually empowering relationships, and view myself as a co-pilot in the therapy room with clients. I strive to create an environment where clients feel safe to bring in all aspects of their identity. I take a relational-cultural approach to therapy and feel passionately about working from a feminist, anti-racist, sex-positive, and body-inclusive framework.

THERAPY WITH ME 

My approach is collaborative, warm, and shame-reducing, while attending to experiences of marginalization and oppression that can often lead to isolation and disconnection from others. While the stress of life can be serious and overwhelming at times, I enjoy incorporating humor where appropriate and slowing down to express gratitude.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (License No. 071010237)

Degrees:

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BA in Psychology, Marist College

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Acculturation & Immigration
  • Alcohol & Substance Use
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Eating Disorders & Food Management
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Sexual Abuse & Addiction
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD