Leslie Becker

(M.Ed, LMFT)

About Me

I am a cutting- edge holistic Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education, with almost 30 years of experience. I have had experience in a variety of settings in-patient, community based clinics, residential for Dual Diagnosed, wilderness and school interventions for high risk youth K-12. I also co-founded an agency to assist families with autistic children.
I specialized in Primal Therapy which has helped me become an Adoption competent therapist helping people with trauma that can begin at birth. Experiential therapies including Equine Assisted Growth and Learning therapy EAGALA and Biofield Tuning therapy, Using Sound and breath to release trauma. Using the memory from our bodies to help us identify and clear traumas and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to encourage overall well- being for body, mind and spirit.
I have an international private practice influenced by my work with Dr. Arthur Janov (I am one of six Primal Therapist worldwide to be certified by Dr. Janov before his death).
My Master’s Thesis entitled “Horses as Therapy; Treating Sexually Abused Adolescents” 1989 was inspired by my love of horses and their healing abilities. My love of animals and how horses helped me heal from early trauma is chronicled in the book "Soul Recovery: Equine Assisted Activities for Healing from Abuse by Others, Loss of Others & Loss of Self. “Nussen&Becker”.
I approach each person from a holistic perspective drawing from my own personal story and my extensive experience from hundreds of clients with every issue on the spectrum of the human experience. I consider myself an enthusiastic, creative, and passionate therapist, supervisor and educator who believes each person holds the answers to their truth and with the right tools and support those answers are revealed and your life purpose fulfilled.
The inner journey is probably one of the most poignant and most fulfilling journeys we can take together and it is my honor to join someone on this messy and beautiful self-discovery of one’s truth.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #27676 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Leslie is an excellent counselor. She has helped me look at areas that I had not considered, and helped me live my life more completely.

Written by K.E. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I'm new to therapy and when a friend recommended BetterHelp I had some reservations about how an online counseling service would match me with a therapist. But I didn't know when "in person" counseling would be an option and I was ready for - actually, I needed - some help. . I was honest when I filled out the initial questionnaire: I didn't know what preferences I had for a therapist, but I did have a good sense for the kind of problems I was struggling with and how they were impacting my life. BetterHelp matched me with Leslie on the first try and from our first meeting she has felt "right" for me. We come from different backgrounds and experiences, but share a belief that getting to better means taking care of our whole self - body, mind, and spirit. She calls me "an explorer" - and that perfectly describes what this journey has been for me.

Written by G.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 3 weeks

Leslie Becker is great.

Written by R.O. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Absolutely fantastic. Highly rated

Written by F.L. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Leslie, really shows me that she understands and listens to my needs by checking in with me and really helps me to grow by showing me examples and explaining why things are occurring. But giving useful tools and homework to be able to move forward in my therapy work. Leslie also keep it's real and makes sure my needs are heard and met.

Written by H.E. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Leslie is very good and easy to talk to she gives good advice and listens to every word.She #1 with me.