Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Leonardo Marin is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and his B.S in Psychology from Florida International University. Leonardo's passion for helping others stems from his personal hardships which have led him to obtain a deeper understanding of the human psyche and the ability to transmit his knowledge to help others better understand themselves. Leonardo's therapeutic approach is Client-centered with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He is in process of becoming a practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): a scientifically proven therapy approach effective in the treatment of PTSD as well as anxiety, physical/sexual abuse, phobias and other conditions.
Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Self Esteem, Trauma - PTSD, Spirituality, LGBTQ+ Support, Anger Management, Grief, Sleep or Insomnia
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
I want my client to feel like they can openly express their feelings without judgements. I also want them to know they are in control and I will be next to them through the new journey they have decided to embark on.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
I am the person who is holding space for them to untangle and declutter their mental mess. At the same time providing support, guidance and insight for a clearer mind.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
The ability to connect emphatically and compassionately with the client. Being able to help others achieve their goals and seeing a smile on their faces drives me to continue having passion for my profession.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
Clients get better when they are fully invested and committed to therapy. Therapy is not only about processing and attended session however it is the work that is done outside of the therapy room.
Mental Health Department
Florida International University, Bachelors in Psychology
Florida International University: Counselor Education. Mental Health Counseling
Client Age Range
Teens (13-17), Adult (+18), Geriatric (65+)
When I am not working I enjoy being with my beloved family and friends. I love to travel, meet new people and eat out. I also enjoy art, visiting museums and relaxing on the beach.
"The curios paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers