Tiana Leeds, MFT
(805) 882-2424 x 202
Tiana’s personal style in her work with individuals, couples, and families is grounded, open, authentic, and compassionate. She sees the therapeutic process as a collaborative journey in which clients are empowered to recognize and utilize their strengths, and move through fear, sadness, and insecurities in order to achieve increased peace and intimacy with self and others. She uses a Humanistic based approach, and draws upon principles from Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral models of therapy to support clients in creating pathways to healing and wholeness.
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University
B.A. from Claremont University Consortium, Pomona College
Tiana’s clinical training includes working with diverse client populations in individual and group settings at the Community Counseling and Education Center and AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement.). At AHA!, Tiana leads in-school and after-school groups with teenagers and provides individual therapy for youth.
Tiana has also worked in non-profit settings, including the Santa Barbara Foundation, Wilderness Youth Project, the Pomona College Career Center, and the Department of Clinical Psychology at UCSB’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, where she conducted research in post-traumatic growth. She also collaborated with a team of UCSB Ph.D. candidates and local elementary school teachers to develop a behavior reflection program at Canalino and Harding Elementary Schools. The program increases students’ emotional intelligence while reducing classroom disruptions and bullying.
Tiana is on the board of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) where she serves as the Pre-Licensed Director.
Outside of her love for psychology and the therapeutic journey, Tiana finds joy walking in nature, painting, traveling, and cooking. She is nourished by time with family and friends, writing, swimming, and music.