Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is a California licensed Psychologist and Marriage Family Therapist with over 40 years of private practice psychotherapy experience. He maintains a full-time practice in Santa Rosa, California (60 miles north of San Francisco) where he specializes in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, depression and dissociative disorders, and provides relationship counseling. He also provides consultation for clinicians regarding the application of EMDR.
Dr. Leeds is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor in EMDR. Dr. Leeds received initial training in EMDR in 1991.
He has conducted EMDR training for more than 13,000 clinicians at some 135 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England and Japan. He now serves as the Director of Training for the Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute which offer basic training in EMDR in California.
Dr. Leeds is the author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, 2nd edition (2016, Springer Publishing Company: New York). He has also published book chapters and journal articles on EMDR and traumatic stress. Dr. Leeds has presented papers on EMDR and traumatic stress for regional, national and international professional associations including the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society for Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT).
Dr Leeds is an associate member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a clinical member of the California Psychological Association, CAMFT, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the EMDR International Association.
In 1999, Dr. Leeds was awarded both the EMDR Institute's Ronald A. Martinez Memorial Award and an EMDR International Association award for his service and contributions to the evolution of EMDR. In 2013, Dr. Leeds was awarded the Francine Shapiro Award, the EMDR International Association’s highest award for service and contributions to EMDR.