Hello, my name is Becca Leitman, and I am an Adoption, Trauma, and Grief and Loss specialist, offering individualized and family counseling services. I have over fourteen years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families formed through domestic and international adoption and foster care. I provide caring, specialized treatment in: adoption/foster care issues, birth family relationships and their subsequent reunions, children of divorce, trauma recovery, depression, LGBTQ issues, sexual abuse, grief and loss, identity struggles, anxiety, anger management, and cross-cultural adjustments. I treat each client with deep empathy, and approach therapy from a psychodynamic and interpersonal therapeutic lens.
As an adoptee, I draw upon my personal experiences, and understand complex family systems. This has informed my work with grief and loss, the search for identity, as well as children of divorce. My treatment approach is deeply rooted in attachment, and utilizing creative arts therapies to explore a variety of challenges.
I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker in New York and Washington state and hold a Master of Social Work from New York University. My training is in Art, Play, and Sand Tray Therapy. Currently, I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Attachment-Focused Therapy, and treat a variety of relational, personal, and mental health concerns.
Becca Leitman, LICSW