Leila Entezam, MA, MBA, MFTI# 75116
Leila has a B.S. in Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology, a M.B.A., a M.A. With Distinction in Counseling and Psychology, and is currently completing a series of certificates through the Mindsight Institute founded by Dr. Dan Siegel. Mindsight focuses on the way the brain develops and is shaped by interpersonal relationships, and the practical application of this across multiple disciplines. As an active yogi and mindfulness practitioner, Leila believes in a loving kindness approach to therapy balancing both the left and right brain factors that drive behavior.
With an extensive background in business management, Leila offers a unique ability to connect with the mental health challenges facing executives and this enables her to provide Executive Coaching to clients as well. This background is complemented by her many years of service in high-stress environments working with troubled youth, including a teen homeless shelter, Tijuana orphanages, several years in the Emergency Room, and a brief stint in juvenile hall. Clinically, Leila has also worked in an Early Memory Loss (EML) program for those diagnosed with EML or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
Leila is a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Stipend Award Recipient, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Underrepresented Ethnic Populations Middle East Subcommittee Member, Defense Language and National Security Education Office - National Language Service Corps Farsi Volunteer, and contributing writer for several publications. She also serves as a Board Member for the Child Development Consortium of Los Angeles Charter School. Additional passions include teaching, public speaking, mentorship, creative writing/spoken word, and volunteering at the equestrian center. Leila is fluent in Farsi and conversational in Spanish.
Phone: 424-234-MIND (6463)