GENDER VARIANT THERAPY
About Leal Abbott
“All psychological problems are at root spiritual issues–symptoms of disconnection from our deeper nature.”
I really feel this quote, by John Welwood in “The Psychology of Awakening”, reflects how I work with people. I help them identify and embrace their own spiritual path (or area of strength) coupled with psychotherapy to make the changes they want to see in their lives.
My Background & Skills
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, have board-certified credentials in social work, and am a certified fellow in clinical hypnotherapy. I received my MSW in 1976 from Adelphi University, School of Social Work. I have more than 40 years experience as a psychotherapist, 30 is a hypnotherapist and 20 as an expert intuitive.
I utilize psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals, groups and couples, as well as EMDR, hypnotherapy, modern psycho-energetic therapy, spiritual counseling and imaginal psychotherapy.
I am an expert Intuitive and begin working with clients wherever they are in their understanding of their issues and life in general.
My Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers
World Professional Association For Transgender Health
Academy Of Clinical Social Workers
Association Of Clinical Hypnotherapists