Leidy Deleon is a Licensed Bilingual Clinical Psychotherapist at Greenwich House’s Center for Resilience and Wellness. She joined the staff in 2020 and works with children, adolescents and adult clients. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Ms. Deleon has an extensive experience with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, grief/ bereavement, as well as survivors of trauma, domestic and gender-based violence, sex trafficking. She also works with people subjected to systemic racism, economic/social/gender and gender identity oppression.
Ms. Deleon use a strengths-based, client centered, Trauma inform approach in her work and uses evidence-based treatments, such as CBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, play/art therapy, Bereavement counseling and Crisis Intervention. She often works with Trans and gender expansive people, and strives to be LGBTQ+ affirming at all times.
Prior to Greenwich House, Ms. Deleon was an Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Social Worker at Metropolitan Hospital (Center for Comprehensive Health Practice Program).
Ms. Deleon obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Queens College and a Master of Social Work degree from Touro Graduate School of Social Work. She has completed post-graduate training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents at The William Alanson White Institute. She is also certified in Clinical Expertise to Address the Needs of LGBTQ+ Youth and their families and Somatic Experience with School-Age-Children Who Have Experience Trauma.
In her free time, Ms. Deleon enjoys doing fitness, meditation, dancing and reading.