A client has once described working with me as a “brain gym…you go to the gym to work on your physical health, and you come here to work on your emotional health.”  My approach is collaborative and warm, inquisitive and empathic. Every individual coming into services will have different needs–I will work with you to determine the best course of action for therapy or assessments.

I am a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of behavioral health experience and specialized training in neuropsychological assessments.  I provide evidence-based approaches stemming from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Dialectical Behavior skills training, and mindfulness training.  The specific approach will be determined by the individual client characteristics and goals of the client.

Current & Past Experience:

  • Owner, Laurie Leung, Ph.D., private practice in psychotherapy and testing services (current)
  • Clinical supervisor to Ph.D. level students, DeAnza College practicum
  • Independent consultant/clinician at Women’s Therapy Institute in Palo Alto, CA
  • Program manager, clinical supervisor and direct service provider (individuals & groups and conservatorship evaluations) at Telecare Corporation in Belmont, CA
  • Director of Behavioral Health Services at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) in San Jose, CA
  • Creator and supervisor of psychological and neuropsychological assessment program at AACI in San Jose, CA
  • Co-creator of award-winning video aimed at reducing stigma in mental health care
  • Author and creator of blue-print for Santa Clara County Innovation Plan to provide services to seniors (funded by Mental Health Services Act)
  • Staff psychologist at Napa State Hospital
  • Researcher at Older Adult & Family Center (Stanford University School of Medicine/VA Palo Alto Health Care System)

Affiliations and Research Interests:

  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • Past research and research interests: cross-cultural cognitive screening, caregiver burden and effective therapies, effective therapies for adults and elderly adults

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Conversational Mandarin