Nelsery De Leon, MFT

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Nelsery De Leon, MFT


Nelsery is a pre-licensed clinician working towards hours for marriage and family therapy licensure. She is supervised by Phyllis A Swint, PhD and Nitasha Strait, ABD, M.Ed., MA, LMFT, CST.

I have been working with families, children, adolescents, and couples throughout the years, where many have described me as someone who does not give up. How I interpret that is by knowing I believe. I believe in striving to reach the things that would make our lives fulfilling, joyful, and peaceful. However, I also believe that life satisfaction is subjective; it is a unique, personalized experience. Therefore, my motivation has always been to help those seeking change explore what satisfaction looks like and how they can achieve it.

I believe that I am an authentic and direct person. As a therapist, these qualities have been beneficial in inspiring individuals to have an open and honest dialogue with others as their most authentic selves. With my guidance, clients have felt empowered to look for and speak their truths. As a result, the clinical relationship we will build will serve as a model to the other relationships in your life. I will create a safe place for you, a place where you come to get the necessary tools to build the life you want. From our work, you can heal, develop harmony, build trust, find fairness, learn the dynamics of giving and taking, including practicing forgiveness and acceptance. You will discover well-rounded outcomes that continuously allow you to develop a sense of self through understanding your past and current environment and components that have and will continue to affect it.  

I am a first-generation immigrant, Afro-Latina, originally born in The Dominican Republic. I am bilingual, fluent in Spanish. I obtained my bachelor’s in psychology from Temple University. I then pursued my Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at La Salle University. Currently, my full-time position is working with families and youth in Philadelphia, specifically first-generation immigrant families, uninsured, and undocumented who have faced several challenges throughout their lives. Here at The Better You Institute as a part-time clinician, I look forward to serving couples, families, and individuals working toward finding their version of life satisfaction.