About Leticia Alexa Thurman

The Experience You Need To Build The Life You Want

CA License LMFT 91329

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, my expertise lies in couples therapy and assisting individuals navigating identity and life challenges. Currently, I’m advancing my skills in relational and sex therapy through my studies with South Shore Sexual Health Center. With a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from Pepperdine University and Ryokan College respectively, I bring over eighteen years of experience. Throughout my career, I’ve been deeply involved with diverse health organizations, advocating for bilingual, bi-cultural, LGBTQ+, and marginalized communities. My commitment extends to supporting women facing violence and domestic abuse, as well as counseling transgender, nonbinary, and intersex individuals within correctional settings.

My therapeutic toolkit spans modalities such as Gestalt, Jungian, and Interpersonal psychology, all grounded in a humanistic approach. Through my work, I’ve come to appreciate the intricate complexity of human behavior, driving my passion to empower individuals on their unique journeys.

My skills

I’m deeply passionate about the work I do, finding it both profoundly challenging and incredibly rewarding. I firmly believe that without a profound understanding of oneself and the capacity to empathize with individuals of diverse ages, genders, backgrounds, and issues, therapy cannot be truly effective or fulfilling. Acknowledging the inherent vulnerability of being a psychotherapy patient, where the therapist holds power and control, while the client is exposed, I remain acutely aware of this power dynamic. I am convinced that the therapeutic relationship should embody a system of mutual reciprocal influence. One of my primary goals in psychotherapy is to empower every client to embrace and celebrate their authentic selves. Our identities shape every aspect of our lives, and the freedom to express ourselves authentically is fundamental to our well-being.

That’s why I’m dedicated to offering inclusive and compassionate psychotherapy services to the LGBTQ+ and queer community in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Recognizing the significant role gender needs and diversity play in our lives, I am personally committed to supporting the LGBTQ+ community in navigating their unique challenges.

My Education

  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ryokan College, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., Interpersonal Communication, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • Gangs Awareness Community Counselor Course, Southern California Counseling Center
  • El Centro de Ayuda, Internship, Los Angeles, CA
  • Certified Instructor of Hatha Yoga, Maha Yoga, Brentwood, CA
  • The Stens Corporation and BCIA workshop on protocol techniques, practical applications,and clinical procedures of EEG biofeedback


Alexa Thurman with Dr.James Hollis, Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington (JSW) until 2019, Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation

What I do

I use my education and training to provide you with a safe and private place to talk about sensitive personal issues and become informed about effective treatment options. My mission is to create a space that feels liberating and allows you to explore, heal and grow.

Under my care, you will learn how to:

  • Better understand and process your emotions to gain clarity
  • Obtain new perspectives to help you process and heal
  • Develop skills to reduce and manage negative or destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
  • Decrease and manage depression and anxiety.

Personal Affiliations

Governor Schwarzenegger and Alexa Thurman, President Bill Clinton and Sebastian Siegel with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to prevent childhood obesity
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), California
  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) – Los Angeles
  • Pacific Gestalt Institute
  • Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
  • Certified Instructor of Hatha Yoga, Maha Yoga, Brentwood, CA
President Bill Clinton and  Alexa Thurman, Alliance for a Healthier Generation to prevent childhood obesity

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation California Tour

The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, and healthcare professionals to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. As a special guest on this tour, I had the chance to meet with former President Bill Clinton and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other California authorities seeking to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children.

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Couples Institute

Alexa Thurman and Stan Tatkin
Stan Tatkin is the founder of the PACT Training Institute[1] and the developer of PACT—A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy
Alexa Thurman with Terry Real
Terry Real is the founder of the Relational Life Institute (RLI)
Alexa and Sue Johnson
Sue Johnson is the founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).