Blanka Leeker

US Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#86290)

Experience working with a wide range of psychological issues within many cultures and fluency in multiple modalities of treatment allows me to personalize my care for you.

About

I am trained as a marriage and family therapist in the US and received my social work degree in Germany. I offer therapy and consultation for teens, adults, couples and families in German and English. I provide trauma informed, client centered, strengths based and culturally sensitive therapy services in a safe, authentic and compassionate environment.
I have lived 15 years of my adult life in Silicon Valley, California; a vibrant and stimulating environment with a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity.
I have been married for 20 years with two grown children.

My Approach

I believe that a supportive therapeutic relationship can be the springboard from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. I am committed to your growth and the changes you want to make in your life.
I have always been fascinated with what therapy can do, so I have trained in different approaches; Systems Theory, CBT, Psychodrama, Transpersonal and Gestalt Therapy. These trainings have enriched my skills and I continue to keep learning and absorbing new techniques.

My Qualifications

Education

2014 Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie, Berlin
2011 MA of Arts in Counseling Psychology, CA
2000 Diplom in Social Work, Darmstadt
1985 Registered Nurse

Advanced Group Therapy
Advanced Family Therapy
Trainings in Couples Therapy by Gottman, Susan Johnson and Esther Perel

Experience

2014-today counselor/ therapist in private practice Berlin
2014-2015 school counselor at international school, Berlin (BMS)
2012- 2013 Externship at Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, USA
2011-2013 Star Vista counseling clinic, San Carlos, USA
2011-2013 Suicide and Crisis Hotline, San Jose, USA
2011-2012 Middle School Counselor at Mc Nair, East Palo Alto, USA
2011 Field experience in a therapeutic wilderness program for adolescence , Utah
2010-2011 YMCA Silicon Valley Healing Center, San Jose, USA
2007-2008 Family and Children Services, Palo Alto, USA
2007-2008 Elementary School Counselor at Juana Briones, Palo Alto, USA

Languages

English, German

Insurances

Book a session

Tue May 26
Wed May 27
Thu May 28