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Leilani Salvo Crane, PhD

Wind in her Hair


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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.

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Sliding Scale:


156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1134, New York, NY 10010

Accepting New Clients: 


Specialty Areas:

• Creatives/Performing Artists • Eating Disorders • Identity Development • Racial Trauma • Trauma/PTSD • Women of Color/Women's Health

Service Types:

In-Network Insurances: 


Therapy, TeleHealth/Video Sessions

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