Leonard Szymczak, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW

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As a psychotherapist for the past 40 years, I work with individuals to reduce anxiety and depression and help couples reduce conflict and improve communication.

I believe that no one is broken. The only thing that is wrong is what we've been taught to think and believe about ourselves that stops us from being our true selves. Therefore, my goal as a therapist and writer is to help you become aware of yourself as the main characters in your novel. Together, we identify the script handed down by caregivers and work to alter scripts, change relationships, reduce anxiety and depression, and create life-affirming stories.

For the past 40 years I have worked both in Australia and America, as a psychotherapist, writer, and educator. I was Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Marriage and Family Centre in Sydney, Australia, and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University.

I am an award-winning author of 5 books including "The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace," an Amazon bestseller, "Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy," (co-authored with Mari Frank), and 3 novels.

Having grown up in a household with domestic violence, I have been committed to personal and spiritual growth. My personal story and beliefs are in my book, "The Roadmap Home.” I am the father of 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and maintain a counseling and coaching practice in Laguna Niguel, CA.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$195.00 - $250.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW 23713
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Univeristy of Illinois