From Leila

I first entered psychotherapy at 23 after the death of my mother, the force who empowered our family system. Entering therapy is one of the best decisions I ever made, as it helped me become aware of the Family of Origin issues which had negatively affected my self esteem, my sense of identity and my ability to express my gifts and talents in the world. I realized I had been paralyzed by fear, anxiety and sadness.

I sold my beautiful sports car to pay for my therapy and have never regretted it. I looked great in the car, but inside myself was a sad, lonely, lost soul. Not anymore!

Helping others heal themselves and not be sentenced to a life of unhappiness, loneliness and lack of serenity is what inspired me to become a psychotherapist. Through therapy, I found my true self and a path of spirituality and mindfulness that I have followed through the years, and that I continue to share with my clients.

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he or she thinks into it.”
– Ernest Holmes

Individual Therapy

As a licensed MFT in private practice for 30 years, Leila has developed successful methods for helping men and women in painful, frustrating and unfulfilling relationships. She focuses on getting them to stop the behavior that keeps them stuck in emotionally exhausting circles of belief and always seeking love from a partner who is damaged and unwilling to change.

Leila uses Family Systems theory to help the client become aware of how their adult behavior is a result of a lack of a solid, healthy, nurtured and independent identity. It is an exciting journey for both therapist and client as the client peels back the layers of pain and finally discovers the True Self, filled with light.

“When I met Leila, I was in my second, long-term, volatile, toxic relationship. Leila helped me learn to prioritize my own needs and establish healthy boundaries in all of my relationships: family, friends, work and love. Today, I’m very happily married and have a wonderful daughter, and I’m certain this would not be the case had Leila not come into my life.”
– Garrett, Los Angeles

Leila also works with individuals who are nearing or reached retirement to aid them in their transition from the work force to  new adventures in life. This change can be most exciting and fulfilling if one is willing to embrace change. There is travel, new hobbies, classes which one never had a chance to take because of work and family responsibilities. There is a whole new world to explore and finally the time to do so. Talk to Leila by calling (310) 415-7883.

Couples Counseling

Leila has worked extensively with couples through the years, welcoming the challenges inherent in guiding two people to communicate honestly in a non-judgmental manner where each partner feels safe to disclose his/her true self and feelings to one another and the therapist. She has been certified as a sex therapist which gives her the knowledge, experience and comfort in helping couples deal with their sexual issues. She welcomes heterosexual and LGBTQ couples .

Practice Areas

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Work and Career
  • Gifted/Talented Issues
  • Online therapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life transitions
  • Codependency

Contact Leila

Leila Aboohamad (310) 415-7883

Located in Brentwood, CA

Appointment Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Thank you for stopping by, and I look forward to connecting with you.