Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW

27601 Forbes Road
#49
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
P: 949 443-4888
O: 949 973-5159
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Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW
Leonard Szymczak

Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW

I am a psychotherapist, writer, and life coach. For the past 40 years, I have worked in both Australia and America as an educator, therapist, and writer. I was a director of a Family Therapy Program in Sydney, Australia, and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

My belief is that no one is broken. The only thing that is wrong is what we've been taught to think and believe about ourselves that stop us from being our true selves. Therefore, my goal is to empower clients to be the hero or heroine to face adversity, overcome anxiety, transform their lives, and find love and inner peace.

As a therapist and writer, I help individuals and couples become aware of themselves as the main characters in their novel. Together, we identify the script handed down by caregivers and work toward altering scripts, changing relationships, and creating healthier, empowering stories.

As an award-winning author, my books include The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, an Amazon bestseller in 2009, as well as the lighthearted satires on psychotherapy, Cuckoo Forevermore and Kookaburra’s Last Laugh (which won a silver IPPY award in 2017). I am the co-author, along with Mari Frank, of Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy (Porpoise Press, 2016).

I present workshops and maintain a counseling and coaching practice in Orange County, CA. I am the proud father of two adult children.

DETAILS

Office

Online Therapy Available


Memberships
NASW

Degrees
  • BS Loyola University
  • MSW University of Illinois

Licensed by
California

Licensed type
LCSW

Years Practicing
35

Number of Staff
1

Payment Options

Private Payment
Free Phone Consultation

SERVICES

Focus
As a therapist and writer, I help individuals and couples become aware of themselves as the main characters in their novel. Together, we identify the script handed down by caregivers and work toward altering scripts, changing relationships, and creating healthy, empowering stories that serve them.

Orientations
Cognitive Behavioral; Narrative therapy; Relational therapy; Psychodynamic

Conditions / Issues

Adolescent
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic
Children
Life Coaching
Codependency
Depression
EMDR
Family
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Hypnosis
Life Transitions
Mens Issues
Relationship/Marriage Counseling
Selfesteem/Growth
Spiritual Issues
Stress
Twelve Step

Sessions

Coaching
Psychotherapy/Counseling
Public Speaking

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive/Behavioral (CBT)
Coaching
EMDR
Experiential Therapy
Family
Humanistic
Marital
Psychodynamic
Transpersonal

Populations Served

Adult
Family
LGBT
Men
Women

Last Update: Thu October 11, 2018 04:22:02