Emma Leighton, AMFT

Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Meet Emma: Hello! I’m Emma Leighton, an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently under supervision by the Clinical Director of Evergreen Counseling. I received my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York and my graduate degree from Palo Alto University. I’ve been practicing therapy since 2019.

My Therapy Specialties in Berkeley:

I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, families and couples dealing with issues related to: 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress 
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss

I also have a particular interest in working with young adults and those struggling with insecurities. I am LGBTQ+ affirmative and welcome clients from all cultural backgrounds and identities.

What drew me to this work: Originally, I am from London, and I have lived in Europe as well as Asia, I have always appreciated humanity and marveled at the global struggles that connect us all. Since my previous work was in the fashion industry, my path is untraditional, yet I have always valued building meaningful relationships and connections with others. I have a collaborative and strength-based approach to therapy. I believe you are the expert of your own life and we all have the potential to change and grow. I feel privileged to be able to help support and empower you to strive towards your goals and live your best life.

My style: Compassionate, client centered, warm, and non-judgmental.

Services I offer: In-person individual therapycouples counseling, and family therapy as well as online video counseling for residents of California.

Email: emma@evergreencounseling.com

Phone: (510) 255-0657



Emma Leighton’s Credentials: 

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #120857
  • Supervised by Beth Hermosillo, LMFT #51152
  • State University of New York, BS, 2010
  • Palo Alto University, Masters in Counseling Psychology, 2020
  • Community Health Awareness Council, Practicum Training, Mountain View, 2019-2020
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member, American Counseling Association

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Emma Leighton is Available For Therapy in Berkeley and via Online Counseling

Emma Leighton, AMFT and Evergreen Counseling serve Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding areas such as Albany, El Cerrito, Alameda and San Francisco.

We’re also near the campus of UC Berkeley and are available for students and faculty.

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