Dr. Mariemilia Larrea, PsyD

Atlanta Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Leslie

Specialties: ages 10+, athletes, perfectionism, life transitions, anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationships, eating disorders, health concerns, sexual and gender identity.

*Therapy in English or Spanish

Pronouns: she, her, hers

I know that taking the first step to let someone in can be really challenging. Culture, identity, sexuality, transitions, one’s upbringing, etc. all have a major impact on how we trust and who we let in on that process. No matter where you are in your healing journeyI believe it’s always better going through that process with someone. This journey is not linear and may feel confusing; however, we can work together to create a meaningful healing experience full of understanding, collaboration, and compassion; you deserve that much! 

I am a compassionate, creative, caring, and trustworthy therapist. Our sessions will be tailored to meet your unique treatment needs and goals. Imy five years of clinical training, I worked with clients ranging in age from young children to retired adults, and across a variety of settings. Some settings include inpatient units, college counseling centers, athletic departments, and various hospital and neurological clinics. My extensive training in various treatment techniques allows me to be creative when treating mental health concerns. Additionally, I have significant training and experience working with BIPOC individuals and Spanish-speaking clients.

I specialize in working with individuals who may be struggling with performance, anxiety and panic, life and faith transitions, sexual and gender identity, disordered eating, medical issuesdepression, and relationship concerns. I also work with clients struggling with ADHD or OCD. have experience working with clients individuallyas couples, and in families. My experience with athletes and as a professor of a course in performance psychology allows me to apply that knowledge when working with a diverse array of individuals; not only athletes but also those working in occupations that demand high levels of performance.

I am aware how difficult it can be to find a therapist who fits just right and can collaborate with you in your wellness journey. I would love to meet you for a consultation to see if we are a good fit! You’ve made it this far, don’t forget what an accomplishment that is. 

Therapy Approach

I believe each person is made up of many intersecting identities that are often muted or not explored. My main forms of therapeutic treatments are from Compassionate Focus Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt therapy, and psychodynamic lenses.  I am also well-trained in most treatment styles relevant to individual and couple’s therapy. I also have training in CBT, DBT, ACT, and humanistic therapies. I love getting creative with my therapeutic techniques and find that healing can be interactive and fun, while also very profound and meaningful. My treatment approach is specifically tailored to your presenting concern and goals in a way that is out-of-the-box at times.

What would you say to someone who is considering therapy?

Beginning therapy can be really difficult to initiate and is not often championed. The fact that you have come this far and are looking at our page to see if we are a good fit matters and is something to be proud of. Therapy can be fun, interactive, and really meaningful. Putting yourself first is important and hopefully you feel welcomed to begin this journey and allow us to be part of it.

Education

-> Albizu University, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

-> Brigham Young University, Predoctoral Internship

-> Albizu University, Master of Science in General Psychology

-> Florida Atlantic University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

-> Duke University, Medical Neuroscience Certificate

-> Cognitive Processing Therapy: Veteran/Military

 

Experience

-> Assistant Professor: Performance Psychology

-> Intern/Resident: BYU Counseling & Psychological Services

-> Health Extern: Jackson Memorial Hospital; Miami Transplant Institute; Special Immunology Clinic

-> Psychiatry Extern: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, inpatient unit & Intensive Outpatient Program

-> Neuropsychology Extern: Design Neuroscience Center

-> Forensic Children’s Advocate: Guardian Ad Litem

-> Community Mental Health: Goodman Psychological Center

-> Chairman/President: Elevate Global Ministry, Inc.

Our licensed psychologists and dietitians provide online therapy as well as in person appointments for clients in Decatur, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Morningside, Atlanta, or anywhere in Georgia. We are also licensed to provide therapy to clients in Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Nevada, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah, and more through PsyPact.

We welcome clients in all bodies, identities, and neurodiversities. 

You can schedule a complimentary phone consultation with any of the psychologists or the registered dietitian at the practice.

Dr. Leslie is an incredibly kind and knowledgeable professional. She is open, empathetic, and helps find and provide the best care for you. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are always supported and I would recommend her always

Dr. Leslie is a thoughtful psychologist that brings compassion to her work. It has always been clear to me that she truly cares about her patients. She is well trained in eating-related concerns and has a wealth of knowledge to support her patients.

- Dr. Sherrie Thomas
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

We had the pleasure of Rebecca presenting for our school. Not only was it so amazing to work with her on the project, but her information was also impactful and relevant to our community. We appreciate her passion for her work, it shows, and this is why we will continue to partner with her.

Sara Grise
Fusion Academy

“Dr. Leslie’s advice is realistic, gets individuals set up for immediate and long term success and she brings a lot of clarity to what some might find complicated health topics. She has an excellent way of empowering her clients to feel good about taking action now without feeling like they have to be perfect.”

Laura Hamilton, MA,RD,CSP,LD
- Nutrition Now llc
I highly recommend this psychology practice for anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The psychologists show invaluable kindness and expertise. They are compassionate and well invested in their clients. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
Hannah P

Morgan is a caring and compassionate dietitian who will work with you to meet your self-identified goals. Morgan is supportive and encouraging when it comes to recovery and adapts to meet each client where they are to provide individualized care. -Lucy M

Dr. Laura Riss shows much concern about your issues and does whatever to help you cope with them. She is a wonderful psychologist and I highly recommend her to anyone! – Jennifer F

Dr. Elkon is warm and compassionate. She is also a knowledgeable and ethical healthcare provider. She genuinely cares about her patients and partners with you to help bring relief and hope.