Compassionate Psychotherapy

My name is Dr. Leslie Hemedes and I am a licensed psychotherapist offering compassionate therapy to individuals and couples in Oakland and the San Francisco East Bay Area.

Over the last 8 years, I have worked with a diverse group of teens, adults, and couples providing a therapeutic focus on concerns related to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Family Therapy

I use a strength-based relational approach with my clients emphasizing collaboration and openness. In our time together, you can expect us to explore and understand more deeply how early experiences in your life may have impacted your ability to feel productive, motivated, and fulfilled.

From there, we will partner together to remove mental barriers, resolve conflicts, establish meaningful relationships, and develop the tools that allow you to face your everyday challenges with confidence.

Whether this is your first experience with therapy or you are considering coming back counseling, the process of finding the right therapist is no easy task. I firmly believe that in order for therapy to be useful and effective, establishing a level of comfort and 'the right fit' with a therapist is necessary. If you feel that I could be a supportive voice to help you find the answers you are looking for, I encourage you to schedule a Free 20-minute phone consultation to discuss ways that I may be able to assist you.

Ultimately, my hope is that I provide you with a warm, confidential, and non-judgmental environment; allowing you to feel safe sharing your experiences.

Click here to learn more about my therapy experience, background, and education.


Leslie Hemedes psyd

Dr. Leslie Hemedes, Psychotherapist

916-838-0303 | drlesliehemedes@gmail.com