Lesa Leiden

(PhD, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed? Are you in a challenging relationship? I can help. I counsel individuals and couples on how to build better relationships and provide coaching for life direction. Sometimes we all need support to deal with life issues. I have been providing services for more than 17 years specializing in relationship issues and the pursuit of happiness.
I create a safe environment and customize my services to fit the unique needs and desires of the individuals I serve. As an experienced professional I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to best meet everyone's needs. I draw upon the Gottman Technique, Jungian principles, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor.
I am a regular guest on KCAA Radio, Transformation Talk Radio & News for the Soul.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , ADHD , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #c3835 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Lesa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Lesa is amazing. I can't believe I struggled on my own for so long before I actually decided to reach out for help. Lesa understands my problems, she listens without judgement, and helps guide me through concrete exercises to work through my anxiety. I have made more self improvements in the few short months of working with Lesa than I ever did on my own.

Written by S.O. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Awesome!

Written by S.A. on Oct 04, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Lesa's insight and guidance are so helpful in progressing through issues. Her expertise has enriched my life.

Written by M.I. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Lesa is highly qualified and experienced in helping. She is someone I trust and would recommend.

Written by C.A. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lesa is wonderful, very relatable and easy to talk to. Sometimes people can be intimidating, especially when talking about private matters, she is not in the slightest. Would recommend!

Written by B.O. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Lesa has been great. I think there has been a lot of patience on the subjects I would like to address because I am jumping around. I am settling in to this type of counseling and Lesa is making it the most comfortable situation.

Written by R.Y. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lesa is such a sweet person. She just is so down to Earth and really seems to care about what I’m telling her as opposed to the last in person therapist I saw who gave me routine breathing exercises that it seems she gives to everyone. Lesa makes it very easy to talk to her about whatever is on your mind, totally judgement free, and actually helps you address and dissect issues. She is awesome!

Written by M.A. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Lesa is absolutely the best!

Written by A.P. on Feb 09, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

She has been great talking to me and i feel like she's right in the room with me. It's good to talk to someone and knowing your getting much of heading nodding to understanding what i am going through

Written by N.A. on Jan 07, 2019 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lesa has been great. I enjoy our video sessions and the processing strategies she’s been giving me. I also feel very comfortable talking to her. Thanks Lesa!

Written by M.E. on Dec 12, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lesa is very personable & knowledgeable. She cares & wants to help, always thinking of different ways.

Written by H.A. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Lesa is one of the best counselors I have ever worked with, she listens, gives great advice and empathizes really well. She makes me feel heard and offers solutions when I'm looking for them, not just venting. I am so thankful to be working with her.

Written by C.A. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Lesa is wonderful and an amazing listener. She is kind and provides wisdom without judgement.

Written by R.E. on Aug 16, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

She is wonderful. She listened to my story and led me to ways to handle my anxiety and issues. I feel she really cares about me and if I picked, I would pinpoint her to help anyone I feel needs help. She makes me feel comfortable enough to talk about my past and helps me push past things I never thought was possible.

Written by L.A. on Jul 09, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, and self esteem

I worked with Lesa for a week. She is very kind, understanding and professional. After listing to her recommendations I found myself back and now I feel way better. Love you dear Lesa! You are such a wonderful and lovely soul.

Written by K.E. on Jun 28, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lesa is very kind, helpful, understanding and helps me a lot to understand what I'm feeling, why, and feel like I made some improvement in my life, all thanks to what she has said to me.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 20, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

This was my first time seeking therapy and I would highly recommend Lesa. She is very relatable and very well trained in her field. I honestly didn't have much faith in this whole experience before signing up but she has completely changed my outlook. She has helped me better myself as a person but also as partner in my relationship. I can't thank better help enough for being an affordable option for counseling, but more importantly I'm most appreciative for Lesa offering guidance in my journey.

Written by J.E. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and intimacy-related

Lesa has been helping me to process a very long and hard break up. I appreciate her patience, validation, and understanding. She is helping me to think about things in a different way and I'm benefiting from her expertise and skill as a therapist.

Written by W.I. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lesa is wonderful in helping me get through the tough times I am experiencing right now. As a first timer on BetterHelp I felt that it helped me gained some new perspective especially with a great listener like Lesa.

Written by T.Y. on May 30, 2018 after counseling with Lesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

She has been helping me tremendously!! She has put a lot of things in perspective and I am getting better at finding peace and learning how to cope with everything going on!