Leonard Szymczak (He/Him)

Counselor/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
 therapist: Leonard Szymczak,
Online in California
I believe that no one is broken. We have all learned strategies to survive as best we could. Therefore, we can learn new strategies and alter our lives so that we can thrive. As a psychotherapist, writer, and life coach, I have worked for the past 40 years in both Australia and America. I was a director of a Family Therapy Program in Sydney, Australia, and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University. My belief is that the only thing that is wrong is what we've been taught to think and believe about ourselves that stop us from being our true selves. Therefore, my goal is to empower clients to be the hero or heroine to face adversity, overcome anxiety, and create empowering stories that lead to healthier relationships. I am the award-winning, bestselling author of 7 books including "The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace"; "Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy," coauthored with Mari Frank; and "Power Tools for Men: A BLueprint for Healthy Masculinity," coauthored with Rick Broniec.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Men clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Experiential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Narrative
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: Since I've been a therapist for 40-plus years, I use a variety of treatment modalities depending on the particular needs of the clients.

Education & Credentials

Leonard Szymczak MSW, LCSW
  • Male
  • License # LCSW23713
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 1980
Education: Masters in Social Work, University of Illinois Completed 2-year training program in marriage and family therapy at the Family Institute, Northwestern, IL


  • Average Session Fee $225 -$250
  • Out of Network

Leonard Szymczak Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: I provide therapy through video conferencing or phone.
Leonard Szymczak Practice Description
I provide individual and couple therapy. While I use a range of therapeutic modalities, I help clients reauthor their lives. Since they are the main characters in their story, I empower individuals to be the hero or heroine to face adversity, overcome anxiety, and transform their lives. In the process, we identify the scripts handed down by caregivers and work toward altering scripts, changing relationships, and creating empowered lives. I have also specialized in working with men for the past 35 years and bring that experience to help men improve their relationships.

Practice Overview

27601 Forbes Road
Available both in-person and online
44 Years Experience
Couple, Individual

Office Hours

9:00 am - 6:30 pm
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Driving Directions

27601 Forbes Rd. #49, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Forbes Road is near the 5 and Crown Valley. See Map link. http://mapq.st/1kwQwL6

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