Leilani Salvo Crane, PhD
Clinical Population Served:
My Approach to Therapy:
My approach to therapy is based on Liberation Psychology principles which state that “healing entails an explicit focus on active resistance rather than solely reactionary resilience.” (Chavez-Dueñas, et al., 2019) What this means is that, rather than pathologizing individuals, I acknowledge that folx from marginalized communities struggle with systemic oppressions and that I interrogate my position within these systems, specifically within the field of psychology. In my work I explicitly challenge oppressive systems and structures in order to empower my patients. You and I work collaboratively to identify your challenges, to work toward healing, and to provide you with tools to maximize your self-determination. I make use of feminist, multicultural, and psychoanalytic lenses, as well as techniques from CBT and mindfulness.
As the multiracial/multicultural daughter of an Asian immigrant, I am passionate about matters of identity, race, culture, and social justice. My practice is LGBTQIA+ and kink friendly.
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1134, New York, NY 10010
Accepting New Clients:
• Creatives/Performing Artists • Eating Disorders • Identity Development • Racial Trauma • Trauma/PTSD • Women of Color/Women's Health