My name is Leya Worcester, and I’m a licensed clinical social worker. As a social worker and therapist, my goal is to help you reduce your suffering and move smoothly through life’s challenges. I am a huge believer in the idea that we all possess the knowledge to self-heal or solve our problems, though sometimes we need a helping professional to find the key to unlocking that knowledge.
While I approach every person individually based on their unique needs and preferences, my approach in therapy is largely drawn from Cognitive Therapy, or commonly called Cognitive Behavior Therapy. What Cognitive Therapy teaches us is that much of how we feel and how we behave is drawn from our thought process. We will join forces by looking at your recent thoughts almost as if we are watching a television replay from a football game, and help you find improved ways to respond. My goal as a therapist is to help you learn valuable skills or tools that you can apply in your life long after therapy is over.
I have had the privilege to work with clients who have experienced a range of life issues. Since graduating from USC as a clinical social worker in 2012, I have worked with adults living with severe mental illness, adults experiencing alcohol and/or drug addiction, and adults living with both medical conditions and mental health issues. I hope to be able to work with you soon!
· Cognitive Behavior Therapy
· Dialectical Behavior Therapy
· Motivational Interviewing
· Psychodynamic Therapy
· Addiction and Substance Abuse
· Bipolar Disorder
· Body Image
· Relationship Issues
· Young Adult Issues
· Aging and Geriatric Issues
· Adjusting to Change or Life Transitions
· Communication Problems
· Domestic Violence
· Adults, including young adults and older adults
Ages Range: 18 years and up
Specializations: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety
Treatment Approaches: CBT, DBT, Person-Centered/Rogerian, Psychodynamic