Dr. Leon possesses a unique combination of education and experience, and a genuine passion to help individuals (children through adults) and families in need.
She possesses a Masters of Social Work and a Doctorate from Barry University with a specialty in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy, and is a member of five prestigious honor societies. She has affiliations within four leading associations in her field, and works as a volunteer for ten charitable organizations. She is also a registered play- and sand-tray therapist.
A therapist for over fifteen years, Dr. Leon’s professional experience includes working with a diversity of individuals and families in her private practice, and employment as a Suicide Prevention Counselor and ESE Family Counselor (Broward Schools), a Prevention Programs Manager, a Clinical Manager, a Parent Educator, and a Behavior Management Specialist. She has also studied anxieties and phobias in top research clinics nationwide.
No stranger to the public eye, Dr. Leon is a television and Podcast personality. She is a regular on Lifetime Television’s hit show “Mission Makeover”. Check out clips from the show here.
Her professional goals are two-fold: To help individuals and families in crisis and to abolish the stigma associated with mental health issues and their treatment.
Dr. Leon resides in South Florida with her husband and their three young sons.