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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center
Therapist Leslie Martinez smiling at the camera wearing glasses and a black shirt with a black blazer and a plant in the background

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
Clinical Experiences/Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Family Challenges, First generation students, Grief/Bereavement, Communication difficulties, Intergenerational trauma, Latinx Mental Health, Asian/Asian American Mental Health, BIPOC, OCD, Parenting, Psychodynamic, Trauma, Adjustment to life transitions, Relationships and interpersonal difficult, Self-esteem
Approach to Treatment: "My approach to treatment is warm and collaborative. I aim to create a safe and accepting space where you can bring your whole and authentic self, and feel seen, heard, and understood in your fullness. My intention is to hold space for your past, present, and future self, and view you in the context of your unique lived experiences and identities as we navigate life's stressors and periods of transition together in order to move you toward your goals and values."

As a UCLA alumna and first generation college student herself, Leslie has a special interest in working with historically underrepresented students through a social justice lens to understand the way in which students have navigated the complex and sometimes oppressive systems of our world.