Leila Boytler, MA, LPCC
Therapist & Counselor
Leila believes that one of the most important components to good therapy is a safe, attuned environment in which you can receive strategic support in hearing your own voice. Often, we dismiss our voice or intuition. Therapy can be a place to allow our true emotions to be expressed, enabling us to hear what we may not be listening to in our everyday life.
Leila earned a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School. She completed her counseling internship at Seattle Pacific University Counseling Center, working with college students on issues related to personal growth, identity exploration, grief and loss, anxiety, body image, internalized oppression, sexuality, and trauma. Her work experience includes treating adolescents with disordered eating. Leila is trained in many evidence-based treatments including emotion focused family therapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, and RO-DBT. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults to increase their self esteem, and self image.
At Colorado Women’s Center, Leila’s approach to counseling is collaborative, strengths-based and non-judgmental. She works with individuals and families to create a safe and trusting environment, where she seeks to help clients understand their story in the context of their familial, cultural, societal, and spiritual communities. Leila draws from a variety of therapeutic approaches, based on individual needs and goals. She looks at client’s earliest attachments, family dynamics, and current narratives to gain awareness around ways of relating to oneself and the world.
With a specialty in the spectrum of self esteem and body image issues, she can also support clients through the process of ongoing disordered eating recovery. Clients will work on cultivating a more positive relationship with their body. Through this process, it is her hope that clients will gain a deeper understanding of their needs along with teaching and practicing proven cognitive strategies for improving self-esteem and body image. Leila’s aim is to provide a safe place to explore letting go of self-critical narratives and practice new narratives of self care and self compassion.
Some of Leila’s favorite activities include travel, hiking, yoga and exploring cities for great food and coffee shops.