Leanne Richter has spent the last ten years as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) working with children and families in Los Angeles County.
Leanne received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.
Leanne enjoys creating materials that help clinicians make therapy fun and meaningful. She has an interest in utilizing evidence-based practices in community mental health that have research to support that they are effective in helping people.
Leanne is the co-author of several children's books that explore important themes such as expressing feelings and coping with the stressors of daily life.
Certified TF-CBT Therapist: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers.
Accredited Triple P Practitioner: The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing.
Trained CBITS Practitioner: The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills.
Trained Matrix Model Practitioner: The Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program includes several key components that complement each other and combine to produce an integrated outpatient treatment experience. It is a useful protocol that has been used to treat thousands of methamphetamine, alcohol, and other substance-abusing patients.
Licensed, clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), which is dedicated to maintaining high standards of professional ethics and to upholding the qualifications for the profession.