Leon Setton, LCSW

About

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I have been practicing as a psychotherapist in New York City since earning a Masters Degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in 2011. While working as a therapist full time, I then pursued a certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC) in New York City. This rigorous program has broadened my training and allows me to work with a wider range of individuals.

In conjunction with my private practice, I am the Senior Social Worker at Footsteps, an organization that provides support for people transitioning out of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. Prior to this, my experience has encompassed working with individuals dealing with substance misuse, trauma, issues of sexual and gender identity, depression, anxiety, and HIV/AIDS. 

Other professional experience includes serving as an expert panelist and presenter at events and conferences focused on work within the LGBTQ community and users of crystal methamphetamine. Additionally, I provide clinical supervision to a variety of counseling staff, interns, and students.