Leilani Sinclair


Integrating EMDR techniques into psychotherapy is a powerful way that I am able to help my client’s achieve lasting, positive change.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA
Supervised by Gary Pearle, Ph.D., LMFT and Sharon Burnett, Ph.D., LMFT

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Leilani is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) with offices in Valley Village and in Encino, California. Leilani provides LGBT affirmative therapy and works with couples and individuals to create a new way of being in order that enables clients to show up more fully in their most important relationships.

My Background and Approach

My integrative approach to therapeutic work draws from a diverse range of psychodynamic workshops and education involving trauma-informed therapy, adolescent self-image/empowerment, parental alienation, EMDR, mentalization, sex addiction, substance abuse addiction, grief & trauma workshops, mindfulness and postmodern queer ethics. I began working in the field in 2016 as a Trainee at Counseling West, an affordable nonprofit counseling center in Sherman Oaks. I earned my master’s degree (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and my B.A. in History from UCLA. I reside in Sherman Oaks with my two adolescent daughters, my partner and her two children. I am a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Stonewall LGBTQ Democrats.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Our ability to be in relationship, whether it be couples, partners, families, blended families, divorced families, are fundamental to the daily experience and quality of our lives. Often people enter therapy because they feel unable to stop their loved one or their relationship from falling apart, or they view therapy as a last resort. Loneliness, discontent and a difficulty controlling and regulating emotions can be symptoms that a primary relationship is caught in a negative spiral or that meaningful communication is somehow blocked. Following through by showing up to the 1st appointment, particularly in couples therapy, takes courage and signals a reason for hope and a genuine willingness to change. In 12 weekly sessions, clients can expect a significant shift. In this time, I work to identify the shared goals and vision of how successful therapy will impact their lives and then we unpack the relationship and start to rebuild it within a framework w/intention and mutual buy-in.

I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 120/session


818-330-3391 Email Leilani
12272 Riverside Drive, Suite 104B
Valley Village, CA 91606
18226 Ventura Blvd., Suite 202
Tarzana, CA 91356

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