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Leah K Barison


I provide psychotherapy to those who are seeking help with the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life.

Psychotherapy is a unique and powerful process of investigation. This process requires curiosity, openness, and safety - all of which I will bring into our sessions. We may uncover parts of yourself that have been hidden, both to others and even to you. We will meet what we find with compassion and explore how to turn greater knowledge of self into greater happiness. When you understand yourself and your experiences in this profound way, you will experience greater peace.

"Of all the many things that people value and care for in the world, the mind is the most precious. In fact, the mind is the foremost treasure in the whole world, so be sure to look after it well."

- Ajahn Mun

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Safe Passage

I will help you skillfully navigate the pains and challenges of today, while fostering an understanding of how the past has played a role. Together, we will move at a pace that feels safe for you to explore, understand, and heal. Through this process, you will get to know and learn to love your authentic self.

I will show up to our sessions with a gentle and spacious presence, inviting all parts of you into the therapy space.

My specialty areas include: ​

  • identity, purpose, and meaning

  • feeling different or misunderstood

  • overwhelming emotions

  • past harms

  • sexuality and gender

  • relationships

  • life transitions

  • self-esteem

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • addiction, substance use, and recovery

  • undergraduate and graduate years

Golden Gate Bridge


I offer both remote and in-person sessions. Remote sessions are available for those residing anywhere in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, or New York. 


In-person sessions are located at 1801 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. My office is located in Lower Pacific Heights and is easily reached from other neighborhoods in San Francisco and The Bay Area. There is an accessible entrance and easy on-street parking. 

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