OAKLAND BASED THERAPY
Welcome to my website.
My name is Dr. Leslie Hemedes, and I am an Oakland, California based licensed psychotherapist offering therapy to individuals and couples in the San Francisco East Bay Area: Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, Alameda, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Concord, San Leandro, Hayward.
For the last 8 years, I have worked with a richly diverse variety of adults, couples, children, and teens which has allowed me to develop a therapeutic specialty focus on concerns related to Women, Teens, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, and Grief / Loss.
I believe the ultimate goal of therapy is to reduce pain and suffering, while creating balance. In our time together, you can expect to understand and explore how early experiences may have impacted your ability to feel productive, motivated, and fulfilled. From there, we will then partner to remove barriers, resolve conflicts, establish meaningful relationships, and develop the tools that allow you to to face everyday challenges with confidence.
Whether you seek guidance for navigating and working through challenges related to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social and cultural oppression, identity, gender and social roles, life transitions, parenting difficulties, relationship difficulties, unresolved childhood experiences, grief, trauma and loss, stress management, body image concerns; or, creative blocks, to name a few, I use a strength-based relational approach that emphasizes collaboration and openness. Ultimately, it is my hope that my warm, confidential, and non-judgmental environment allows you to feel safe sharing your experiences.
Whether this is your first experience with therapy or not, the process of finding the right therapist is no easy task. I firmly believe that in order for therapy to be useful and effective, an established level of comfort and 'the right fit' within the therapeutic relationship is needed. Should you feel based on the information on this website that I could be the supportive voice that can help you find the answers you’re looking for, I warmly invite and encourage you to schedule a free initial phone consultation to see how we can get started on the right foot.
Click here to learn more about my therapy experience, background, and education.