About Me

Lesa Pascali, MFT

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I am committed to connecting with individuals and families through individualized therapy.  I help individuals discover/rediscover the harmony, meaning and wellness within their lives.


After 23 years in law enforcement and 16 years doing therapy, there aren’t many situations I haven’t seen or dealt with. I’ve worked with a variety of individuals and families including veterans, ex-offenders, victims of trauma, single adults and parents, teens and neurologically imbalanced individuals.


​I offer individual, family and relationship counseling as well as work as a conservator and conduct case management, counsel families who have family members who deal with neurological imbalances and diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disease, depression and other issues. I also counsel families who deal with custody and visitation issues.

I’ve learned by using proven therapeutic techniques that talking to a professional is the equivalent of taking control of your life. Every person as well as every family deserves full and happy lives. 

Winding Roads

Lesa Pascali, MFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

"I am committed to helping people with mental disorders.  It is never the person’s fault if they suffer from depression, bipolar disease, schizophrenia or any other mental disorder.  The problem is, however, when the disease affects everyone around them who loves them if the person afflicted chooses to deny there is a problem and not seek relief"

-Lesa Pascali

My Resume



Santa Clara, CA

Master of Arts Counseling Psychology & Education



San Jose, CA

Bachelor of Arts Sociology-Criminology



San Jose, CA

Associate of Science General Education


California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) & Santa Clara Valley CAMFT.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


  • IMF 45480

  • MFC 47946




  • Attained #1 Gold Medal Top Student Award at National DARE Academy for DARE Officer of the Year 1997

  • Commendation from Mayor of Cupertino for work with Children and Families 1997

  • Dean Scholar at San Jose State University

    • Presentation for “The Corona Virus Survival Guide” for Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce 2020

    • Presentation for NAMI of Silicon Valley - “Ask the Therapist” and “The Corona Virus Survival Guide”  -April 2020

    • Presentation for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church – Mtn. View, CA.  “Helping Others with Severe Mental Health Problems While Protecting Yourself”   May 2020

    • Presentation for AAUW with NAMI CEO  – Petaluma CA “The Corona Survival Guide” July 2020

    • Presentation for W Bradley Electric with NAMI CEO  – Sonoma CA  “The Corona Survival Guide” Aug.  2020

    • Presentation for AAUW with NAMI CEO  – Santa Clara, CA “The Corona Survival Guide” October 2020

    • Attained #1 Gold Medal Top Student Award at National DARE Academy for DARE Officer of the Year 1997

  • Speaking Engagement/Presentation: Ring Central " Covid-19 - The Transition Stage"

  • Speaking Engagement/Presentation: Santa Clara County Health Department: "What's Next for our Heath Care Workers"

  • Speaking Engagement/Presentation: CERT Auxiliary of Santa Cruz: "Protecting Yourself While Helping Others"

Kind Words

Lesa Pascali has been active with NAMI-Santa Clara County for many years as a private case manager and speaker.  Her background of law enforcement and as a therapist provide the knowledge many clients and families need to navigate the system and find support.  Lesa has spoken as a therapist to offer tips and guidance  to practice self-care during the Covid 19 crisis.  We are very fortunate to have Lesa Pascali as a valuable person and resource for our community!

Kathy Forward

NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Santa Clara County

Who I Help

I specialize in various areas of treatment. I treat adults, adolescents and seniors. Diagnosis of mental illness, PTSD, trauma and general therapy are among my services. For a complete list of services, click here. 

How I Do It

Help and healing begins through conversation. In your Free Initial Consultation, we can discuss your issues and determine the best actions and therapies based on desired outcomes.

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What's in It for You

You are not alone. It is always my goal that clients experience happy and fulfilling lives and that they have the  knowledge and skills to function in their everyday life. What's in it for you? A happier and balanced life with the skillset to cope with life's challenges. 


"The reality is: life happens."

-Lesa Pascali