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Leslie Fuentes-Nguyen, LMFT

Leslie Fuentes-Nguyen, LMFT

She/her

Licensed in CA #81799
Insurances Accepted: Aetna
Speaks spanish
We will work together to bridge the gap between where you are in your life's adventure and where you want to be.

My Therapy Style

Using a patient-centered approach we will work together to bridge the gap between where you are in your life's adventure and where you want to be. My role is to facilitate discussion and prompt new ways of thinking in order to inspire fresh perspectives.

My style tends to be person-centered and solution-focused as I believe in focusing more heavily on the problems you're experiencing right now and working together to develop effective strategies for improving overall life satisfaction.

I often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients identify problematic thinking and retrain the brain to implement more positive and productive strategies

Education & Training

MA - Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Pacific Oaks College

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional based on my own personal experiences. I have experienced domestic violence, being exposed to lower socio-economic communities, and grief. My goal was to help these communities and help individuals organize their thoughts, and emotions and also to help create hope and inspiration.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, and trying new hobbies and activities that will stimulate my brain.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I enjoy some level of exercise and spending time with my family on a daily basis.

What book have you read more than once?

Spilled Milk. It's a great book where the main character finds her voice, empowers herself, and is able to support others in the community.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I have two that I am passionate about ASPCA and Pacific Clinics. ASPCA assists all animals and Pacific Clinics is a nonprofit that provides free medical services to members all over southern CA. They truly have a mission to help the community.

How do you recharge?

I recharge in multiple ways. I enjoy watching documentaries, journaling, and coloring, and I'm starting to read more. I also enjoy a good walk in the early mornings of evenings

Do you have any pets?

I do have a special pet. Sammy is my cat and he is 9 years old. He very much has my personality. He's very energetic, and curious. I have so many amazing pet stories to share, but I think my favorite one is when he demanded to be carried to his breakfast bowl like a king. He meowed and meowed until I made it happen.