About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addictions Counselor with 9 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and addictions counselor. My specialty is in Trauma with three years of training is in Somatic Experiencing. I have worked with clients with a range of presenting concerns including: depression, anxiety, family struggles, and symptoms of PTSD. Traumatic experiences that I work with include: physical, emotional, sexual, medical experiences, childhood trauma and narcissistic abuse, including victims of domestic violence.

My counseling style is empathetic and creating a safe space for processing. I believe that people can have fulfillment and comfort in their lives and that every human being deserves to feel safe. My practice includes a combination of top down and bottom up therapies. I believe that trauma resides and is stored in the body. particularly the nervous system. Starting with a combination Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and psychodynamic therapy for stability and then adding somatic therapy to release the trauma from the system.

You have taken the courageous first step toward healing. I hope to be a part of your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0012473 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lesli St John. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Lesli for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Lesli has been such a fantastic therapist. She has helped me survive one of the most challenging times in my life and has guided me through processing and healing from my trauma. She is kind, empathetic, and a great listener. She offers invaluable wisdom and guidance. Her humor and wit helped me feel comfortable sharing and connecting with her. I am so grateful for Lesli!

Written by T.O. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Lesli for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Lesli has helped me navigate the complexities of living with C-PTSD. Her attentiveness and support has helped me through moments of crisis, and seen me through to better days.

Written by J.E. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Lesli for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lesli helped me overcome many stressful and overwhelming moments in my life and helped me develop the skills to continue helping myself for years to come. Thanks to our work together, I have much better emotional regulation skills and I have been able to strengthen my relationships with loved-ones. Lesli is a great listener and an enthusiastic cheerleader. I am so thankful to have had her help when I did.

Written by L.I. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Lesli for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Working with Lesli has been transformational for me. She has helped me to dig deeply into my trauma and family history, allowing me to re-pattern myself for more freedom and joy. I am so grateful.

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