Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and life coach. For the past 40 years, he has worked both in Australia and America, teaching personal development and counseling individuals, couples, and families. He was Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Marriage and Family Centre in Sydney, Australia, and later worked with the Family Institute at Northwestern University.
He is an award-winning author of 6 books including “The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace,” an Amazon bestseller, “Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy” (co-authored with Mari Frank), the Christmas books, Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol and Bob Cratchit’s Christmas Carol, and the lighthearted satires on psychotherapy, “Cuckoo Forevermore” and “Kookaburra’s Last Laugh.“
Throughout his life, Leonard has been committed to ongoing personal growth and believes firmly in the power of the individual to overcome adversity and transform one’s life. He utilizes the concept of the hero’s journey to help others reshape their stories into amazing adventures. He firmly believes that when connected to our inner GPS, we can shift problems and pain into opportunities for healing and growth and return Home to love and inner peace.
Leonard has conducted countless seminars and presentations and has written articles on spirituality, personal development, stress relief, and relationships.
A licensed clinical social worker, Leonard lives in Southern California where he writes, speaks, counsels clients, and conducts seminars on writing and personal/spiritual growth. He is the proud father of 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.