Petrina D. Leitz

MA, EdD, LMFT (IA) (CA) (CO) (FL)


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Areas of Expertise
Eating Disorders
Survivors of Abuse
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my approach:

I tend to take a multicultural approach to therapy while using CBT/DBT and a mixture of solution focused techniques. However, I can utilize other interventions which may best meet the needs of my client. I honor humor and play in the therapeutic process across all ages.

thoughts for new clients:

Starting therapy is one of the bravest things you can do. Part of attending therapy is the relationship. It is so important to find someone who is relatable and feels comfortable to share your space.


My joy in being a therapist is to encourage and assist my clients to live their life broadly rather than just "getting by." My focus is working with communities of color, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, survivors of abuse, and neurodivergence. I began my career working with neurodivergent children and have found it rewarding to work with adults who have been recently diagnosed. 

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, Law and Society and Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. I have a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University. My dissertation explored eating disorders in African American women. It has been my passion to look at eating disorders from a multicultural lens and recognizing how this can impact all communities. 

Social justice and mental health are highly intersectional and I encourage these conversations in the therapeutic space. In using humor, care, and a collaborative approach, I work to help my clients feel empowered and secure in their ability to navigate life. 

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