Hi. I'm Leyla Welkin PhD LMHC

I'm a Seattle-based psychotherapist with over 30 years experience helping individuals, couples, and groups build healthier relationships with themselves and with the world around them. My approach is strength based, empowerment focused, and client centered. 



Areas of focus:

  • culture related issues
  • couples therapy
  • sexuality and gender
  • trauma informed therapy 
  • individual therapy for mental health and personal growth

Read my full resume and credentials here.

I look forward to working with you. 



Individual Therapy

I work individually with adults and adolescents. Face to face sessions are available in Seattle. Internet coaching sessions are available to clients around the world. Our work together is always a partnership and I encourage you to participate fully.  I use a wide variety of methods. My goal is to tailor my approach to your needs and style for an effective partnership. 


Couple Therapy

Couple therapy is a powerful resource for the development and healing of both partners.  Fostering greater awareness, improved communication patterns and relationship skills are the foundation. Neurobiologically informed, trauma sensitive, culturally aware and relationally sophisticated methods enhance intimacy, sexuality, trust and healthy interdependence.


Group Therapy

The power of groups is awesome. Humans are social beings. We exist simultaneously as individuals and as parts of a dynamic, interactive world of relationships.  

I have been certified by the American Group Psychotherapy Association as a group psychotherapist since 1996.