I am licensed in Indiana with more than 15 years of professional work experience. I have a variety of experiences in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I tend to rely on a combined approach of validation, collaboration, & listening with coaching of skills to support and encourage your personal growth and progress. I believe that the change process is fostered through strong relationships, and should be collaborative. I strive to treat every person with whom I interact with absolute respect, sensitivity, and compassion, & believe in supporting your individual free will with regard to your life choices. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LMFT 35001960A
Lesley, thank you for providing the guidance I needed tonight. I love how you are always “all in” whenever we meet. I appreciate you so much!
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Lesley for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Lesley is phenomenal. She has a way of showing care and concern ; but telling me what I need to hear to help me heal. Her ability to help me process my feelings has really changed my life story. Even though I’m through the hard part of my chapter - I will continue to see Lesley so I continue to grow and master my emotions.
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Lesley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Lesley had been great. listens and cares. I like her s as a person and a therapist. She’s been very insightful at times it has helped my perspective many times!
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Lesley for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Leslie is very present during the session and is such a wonderful listener. She has been so helpful and understanding!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Lesley for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd