Leah Strauss, LCSW

New York NY
As a therapist, my goal is to create a supportive environment that instills safety, trust and encouragement to clients. I believe it’s important to create an environment of acceptance, and that clients feel comfortable sharing whatever thoughts and feelings arise without fear of criticism, contradiction or judgement. I’m warm, direct, and enjoy working collaboratively with a variety of people, including adolescents and adults.
I'm a psychodynamic psychotherapist trained in EMDR, and I completed training at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy's Trauma Studies Center. I'm certified with MAPS in MDMA- assisted therapy. I also completed training with Fluence and Journey Clinical, with additional training from Polaris, in ketamine- assisted therapy. I provide psychedelic integration therapy, and can also help prepare clients for their experience with psychedelics. I'm also in my first year of training with Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing International.