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Leyla Palacios, BS, RADT


Leyla Marie Palacios transferred over to Azure Acres from one of our sister facilities in September of 2022 and is currently a Counselor / Case Manager at our PHP program, Avalon. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2012.

After graduation, Leyla gained experience in the behavioral health field by volunteering at Hospice El Paso. She relocated to the bay area in 2016 and spent the next 5 years working for Hospice of the East Bay, where she was able to follow her passion pursuits in alternative healing modalities. She has also volunteered with the Zendo Project, offering harm reduction education to help transform challenging experiences into opportunities for learning and growth.

Leyla is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee with a specialization in Transpersonal Psychology Counseling. She is currently completing her practicum hours for her Master’s at John F. Kennedy University and recently completed The Core Skills Trauma Certificate Program from Somatopia. Leyla is empathic, intuitive, compassionate, and has an affinity for Expressive Arts-based approaches like Music in Recovery. She hopes to create safe spaces for clients as they undergo their healing and embark their recovery journeys.

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