Dr. Serseción is the owner and founder of Level Up Psychotherapy.
They are a genderqueer (they/them/ellos pronouns), bilingual, Puerto Rican, licensed clinical psychologist. They specialize in individual therapy, and maintain a private practice in San Jose, CA.
Dr. Serseción has a private practice focusing on BIPOC, sexual and gender minorities, plural populations, and other marginalized groups, and people in various subcultures. Clinical focuses are depression, anxiety, life transitions, gender questioning, stress related to sexual and gender minority stress, trauma, and dissociation (from a plural positive perspective).
Dr. Serseción has 15+ years of experience in providing therapy. They have an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy MS program. In addition to having an MS and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, an APA accredited program. They also completed an APA accredited internship at Pacific University in Oregon.
Dr. Serseción uses cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic theory with transpersonal psychology techniques. These are all informed by a multicultural, feminist, and advocacy perspective. Dr. Serseción focuses on providing a safe space in therapy for people from various cultures and communities.
In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Serseción presents at various agencies, conventions, conferences, and to general audiences. Topics include clinical interventions and needs of plural populations, needs of the LGBTQ+ population, Latinx needs in therapy, various fandoms, and mental health, video game culture, online cultures, art therapy, multicultural therapy (power, privilege, and oppression), dissociative disorders, CBT skills, and various topics related to students and early career therapists.
Furthermore, they have also been a visiting professor and workshop provider at various universities, tech companies and community mental health sites. The topics addressed include multicultural psychology, the psychology of gender, working as a plural positive clinician, supervision, and more. They have also been a clinical supervisor for 10+ years. As a clinical supervisor, they have an evidence-based and multicultural framework with their student therapist supervisees. They were also an interim director for a local specialized LGBTQ+ clinic.
Andie Leslie (they/them) is a pre-licensed therapist and a registered psychological associate. They have specialized training working with members of the LGBTQIA community both through their doctoral program's LGBTQ Area of Emphasis, as well as through seeking out relevant clinical training experiences during the course of their pre-doctoral practica and internship years.
Andie's own experience as a neurodivergent/queer individual led them to seek training opportunities focusing on neurodiversity such as ADHD and Autism, and they have directed their training toward working with transitional aged youth. They have also received specialized training through their doctoral program's Trauma Area of Emphasis.
They conceptualize clinical work through a framework which incorporates their clients' individual strengths, challenges, and experiences, as well as the family and cultural messages that the client was raised with. They aim to assist clients in developing confidence, stability, and autonomy, by combining the learning of practical skills with identifying and increasing insight around behavioral patterns. Andie has experience with a broad range of clinical issues, though the following clients may be a particularly strong match: clients who experience social (and other) anxiety and/or panic symptoms; clients with a history of relational, sexual, religious, racial, and/or family trauma (even if it doesn't seem "big enough"); clients with questions about their identity, ranging from "who is the real me?" to clients who may question or wish to explore specific aspects of themselves, such as gender, sexuality, or cultural identities. [email protected]