Leila McCauley, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Psychotherapist
Leila McCauley is a Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with clients that range in age from 4 to 84. She has a unique way of making clients feel welcome and comfortable. At the same time, Leila gently pushes comfort barriers when necessary and may even assign homework, or homeplay as the case may be.
Were you to have a peek in her office, you may find Leila sitting on the floor playing a board game with a child, or helping a leader/performer break through barriers to their success. Her main aim is to facilitate healing where needed, to bring out the best in a person, and give them tools to keep operating on those higher, more healthy and happy levels.
Leila has worked extensively with trauma recovery and led the Sexual Abuse Treatment Team at The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley, serving Los Angeles County’s most at-risk youth. She was also a Board Member of the Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Center which was on the cutting edge across the nation, first to bring treatment to male victims and to bring education and prevention programs into local Los Angeles area high schools.
Having led numerous group therapy sessions, Leila is also skilled at leading guided meditation and relaxation sessions. She has a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology, which is the Art and Practice of Awakening to who we truly are; and addresses any ‘issue’ on all four levels of consciousness: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. ‘Issues’ in our life are disturbances in our peace: but it is not just the issue to be addressed, it is how we HANDLE the issue that is the root cause of upset.
Leila is also a Certified Coach trained in NLP techniques which can often short-circuit our negative patterns and get us on a new way of behaving in the world which brings more peace and satisfaction. Leila enjoys assisting those in Leadership positions, as Leila can relate first-hand to leading large and small teams to success, and to holding positions of leadership in business, organizations, and in the community at large. She has assisted several high profile clients break through barriers that were holding them back from even greater success.
As a wife and mother of two young boys, she enjoys camping, hiking, swimming and relaxing when possible!
Formal Training and Education:
(2002-2007) Masters in Counseling Psychology, Masters in Spiritual Psychology – University of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA
(2000-2002) Certificate in Coaching, Master Results in NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis – Christopher Howard Coaching Academy, Manhattan Beach, CA
(1988-1993) Bachelors of Arts, Double Major and Triple Minor in Political Science & Third World Studies, Minors in Philosophy, Women’s Studies & Sociology
LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Valley Oasis Domestic Violence Prevention Center and Shelter, Former Board Member
Medical Practice Interests:
Weight Loss, Leadership, Working with Children and Teens, Being a complimentary Member of a Healing Team for Physical Dis-ease
If you are not living the life of your dreams or feeling the bliss that is possible every day, then it may be time to stop settling for less and time to have a chat with me. Wouldn’t it be great to return some magic to your days, and to feel better physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. This is the work that I do. Our lives really are a manifestation of our thoughts and feelings, and our bodies are too for that matter. But we are not limited by ‘facts’ or conditions. I can help you tap into those inner resources you may have never known existed, and assist you in bringing healing into your life so that you may turn the volume up on joy and peace.Leila McCauley