(310) 562-6105

Leslie Tuchman MFT
11850 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90025


Provider for:
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2014/2015 Writing/Healing Psychotherapy Support Groups and Workshops for Women:


“If you’ve ever yearned to break through your own resistance… the creative energies that stir in your soul, I recommend that you take one of Leslie’s workshops. She creates an effective environment for self discovery and expression...I feel I have benefited greatly...”
Eli Shirim Lester, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer















Workshops, Summer 2014/2015, Writing for Healing
Reservations required for all workshops: leslietuchman@gmail.com

  • Calling All Therapists/Writing For Healing FREE WORKSHOP!!
    Simple writing techniques for therapists to support clients in recovery from drug, food and alcohol addiction!
    Clearview Treatment Center, Venice, CA
  • Writing For Healing/Training for Interns
    Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center, Los Angeles, CA
    Introduction to Using with Writing Techniques with Clients in Group Therapy
  • Poetry Tasting: Searching for Our Authentic Voices
    Using the poetry of Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, Rumi and other poets we will explore and interpret poetry that focuses on: Survival, Addictions, Transitions, Hope, Love, Abandonment, Loss and ultimately STRENGTH and COURAGE!!
    3 CEUs, $50.
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9 am to 12 pm, New Center for Psychoanalysis
    Writing for Healing: Emotional Insight Through Poetry
    “Everywhere I go, a poet has been there before me.” Quote by Sigmund Freud
    Poetry, Psychodynamic psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis have long been seen as partners in the quest for searching for the truth of our internal worlds. Where do psychoanalysis and poetry merge? How are themes of separation and attachment expressed by poets?  Reading and discussion of poetry by Stanley Kunitz, Naomi Shihib Nye, Charles Bukowski and others will be utilized. This will be a workshop that is both didactic as well as experiential. Participants will relate about their own personal truths through reading poetry, participating in discussion and writing excercises.
    3 Continuing Education Units available, $50 preregistration. Call 310-478-6541 ext. 10


Prior Workshops and Presentations:

Over the past four years Writing for Healing Workshops were conducted in a wide variety of settings including senior centers, educational settings, mental health clinics, and addiction treatment centers.

  • Writing For Emotional Wellness. Presenter at Art Lerner Poetry Therapy Day. 
  • Chairperson, Expressive Arts Therapies Group, Los Angeles Chapter of CAMFT.
  • Training for Clinical Psychology Interns:
    Using Writing with Clients in Psychotherapy Groups
    at Institute for Women's Development, West Los Angeles
  • Writing for Healing Presentation for Therapists
    at Group Psychotherapy Association of California (GPASC)
  • Workshop Presenter "Sowing Seeds of Hope"
    8th Annual Best Practices in Counseling Resource Fair,
    LA Unified School District
  • Using Music and Lyrics for Healing:
    UCLA Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Writing for Healing 1-3 pm. Call for info.
  • Panel Presenter, Los Angeles Poetry Therapy Conference
  • Writing for Healing, Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA
  • Writing for Healing, Daybreak Women's Shelter,
    Santa Monica, CA
  • Writing for Healing - UCLA Pediatric Pain Clinic
  • Writing for Healing - Bereavement Counselors Group
  • Writing for Healing - National Alliance for Mentally Ill
  • Writing for Healing - Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA
  • Inservice training for Hollywood Free Clinic
  • Presentation at Art Lerner Poetry Theapy Day
  • Presentation at LA/CAMFT for psychotherapists
  • Full day Writing for Healing Retreat, Encino, CA


“Leslie brings years of experience as a therapist to her Writing For Healing workshops. Her compassion, knowledge and ability to inspire others with the power of the written word is not to be missed.”
Dr. Perie, Longo, PhD, MFT, PTR
Recent Past President, National Association for Poetry Therapy
2007-2009 Poet Laureaute, Santa Barbara, Ca.