Judith A. Verduzco, LCSW, MPA

Membership Committee Chair
GLA Board of Directors
Co-Founder
A New Leaf Emotional Wellness

Hello! My name is Judith (Judy). I am a bilingual mental health practitioner and co-founder of A New Leaf Emotional Wellness, a virtual mental health therapy clinic. I’m also co-founder of Palomas Ink, LLC, a consulting firm promoting social justice and mental health through the art of writing and other creative therapeutic arts modalities. I have spent most of my professional career in the non-profit sector serving various leadership roles in the field of biomedical training and development and in-service to children, youth, adults, and their respective families in and through community-based mental health. I recently co-published my first children’s book, Maral & Lupita: A Celebration of Friendship, which includes themes of diversity, mental health, and the transformative power of social connections. I’m passionate about helping others through their healing journeys and serving my community by engaging in various philanthropic organizations, such as Oakmont League, Glendale Latino Association, and Rotary International. My current research interests include public health policy, the neurobiology of psychotherapy, and the treatment of trauma, depressive, and anxiety-related disorders.


Clinician, educator, author, entrepreneur, and advocate for social justice and mental health.