Edwin Leung

Works with:

Adults of all ages and ethnically diverse populations

Therapeutic approach to care: 

I help my clients explore their challenges in a nonjudgmental environment where they will be heard, validated, and respected. I remind them of their strengths as well as past successes to help them strive towards greater independence, empowerment, and self-compassion. My collaborative approach allows clients to have input over their goals, topics of discussion, and personal feedback relating to therapy.

I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which explores unhelpful thinking patterns we all have which may lead to distressing emotions and maladaptive behaviors that maintain the difficulties we are experiencing. I also utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to move my clients towards acceptance (which does not mean resignation) of difficult emotions and situations that cannot be totally controlled.

I help my clients understand their present day challenges in the context of family dynamics, past experiences, trauma, and cultural norms. I am bicultural, curious about learning more about the world around me, and help my clients make sense of helpful and unhelpful behaviors and norms as a way to help us as individuals, families, and communities get our needs met.

Areas of Specialization: 

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anger
  • Men's Issues
  • Navigating Cultural Differences
  • Life Transitions

Get to Know: 

I have worked with a diverse range of clients including college students, parents with young children, and older adults who have presented with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, anger, shame, grief, romantic relationship stressors, family stressors, work stressors, trauma, self-criticism, perfectionism, low self-esteem, low assertiveness, and burnout, among others.

I also studied economics in my undergrad years and I incorporate elements of economic theory in my practice to help normalize client challenges as well as help them develop different perspectives by exploring inherent tradeoffs in life.

Professional Training:

Masters in Social Work – Boston College (2016)