(805) 551-8680 Offices in Studio City & Agoura Hills

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Dr. Lesli Preuss operates a private clinical practice working with parents, families, adolescents and children. Our clinicians generally work within a cognitive-behavioral and/or family systems paradigm and specializes in developing strategies for issues associated with Twice Exceptional, Gifted and ADHD patients. Therapy is focused on skill-building, developing coping strategies, and improving communication within the family. In addition, the practice consults with schools and other professionals in a team-oriented approach to help families and children.

Preuss & Associates utilizes connections between animals and humans to help kids relate, feel comfortable and understand themselves better. It is based on the comparative medical science known as Zoobiquity. By analyzing animal behavior, we can discover new clinical approaches to help children with their behavioral issues. The animal kingdom provides extensive therapeutic insight and potential for treatment and healing. It also presents a novel approach to counseling children and families with opportunities to help them better understand a situation or diagnosis.


Child and Family Services

Developmental Disorders-

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • High-Functioning Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Emotional disabilities

Educational Support-

  • School placement
  • Issues associated with highly-intelligent gifted children
  • Learning differences
  • Sensory Processing
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Twice-Exceptional Children (2e)-highly gifted children with learning challenges
  • Gender identity

Mental Health Support-

  • Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hyper-Sensitivities
  • Addiction (including video game addiction)
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • Anxiety

Therapy Services

  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy/Experiential Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Veterans Services

Dr. Preuss supports our troops returning from duty by helping them acclimate to family life and social situations through therapeutic services. After being away from families for extended periods of time, our service men and women need support re-entering their lives at home and adjusting to the many changes that have taken place while away. Dr. Preuss works with veterans and their families to restore normalcy and address issues they’ve encountered, including PTSD, utilizing many of the animal assisted therapies in her family practice.