Leslie Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Doctoral Resident

Leslie Rodriguez, Psy.D. (PD)
Leslie Rodriguez, Psy.D.
Doctoral Resident
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Leslie Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Doctoral Resident

Dr. Leslie Rodriguez has a genuine interest in working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She supports utilizing evidence-based practices and has extensive experience providing psychotherapy treating a wide variety of disorders. She has provided treatment in hospital settings, educational settings, and community mental-health centers She specializes in helping individuals, couples, and families with life changes, identity, psychological trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, career burnout, and family communication. 

Dr. Rodriguez’s therapeutic style utilizes a systemic approach, she believes in using a holistic and collaborative exploration to address difficulties the individual, couple, or family may be experiencing. Her goal is to provide a non-judgmental, supportive alliance where the client can feel comfortable and safe in communicating their deepest concerns. 

Dr. Rodriguez has extensive experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), holds a certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), uses mindfulness-based approaches, and is certified in Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). 

Dr. Rodriguez is a doctoral resident and registered psychological assistant. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University (APU) in Azusa California and has been recognized for her contribution to diversity and social justice. In addition to providing psychological services, she is also a professor for the California State University system. She provides services in both Spanish and English. 

Top Specialties
  • Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma
  • Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Loneliness
  • Parenting
  • Peak Performance / Executive Coaching
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women’s Issues
Therapeutic Approach
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Individual (Adolescents 12-17)
  • Couples / Marriage
Additional Languages
  • Spanish

Location / Map

Los Angeles

10880 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

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What is the difference between a psychologist and a therapist?

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Is this therapist fluent in Spanish?

Yes, Dr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and has a deep understanding of the cultural and social norms of Spanish-speaking clients.

How important is it to speak to someone in their native language?

Therapy in your mother tongue can make you feel more connected to your culture and may allow you to explain emotions more effectively. Speaking in your native language may help you to feel empowered and encourage you to speak more naturally.

What role does language play in therapy?

Language allows you to explain how you feel and communicate your beliefs and cultural traditions. The way you speak and the language you use can help you explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with your therapist.

Does this therapist have direct experience treating Spanish speaking patients in LA, California?

Yes, Dr. Rodriguez has extensive experience treating Spanish-speaking clients and works with people from a range of cultural backgrounds.

How do I set up an appointment with a Spanish Speaking therapist?

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