I hold a Masters and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and have been licensed as a mental health or professional counselor (LMHC) since 1994. Over the past 25 years, I have worked as an individual counselor with college-aged students and adults in clinical, private practice, and non-profit settings. I also have experience working as an Indiana University (Indianapolis) associate professor in their undergraduate and graduate counseling and psychology programs. My specialty as a counselor is helping you to quickly identify and understand your blind spots and move beyond them. Blind spots are those beliefs or areas of your life that often keep us stuck repeating the same patterns that often cause relationship problems, depression, anxiety, and other issues. Many times in our life, we find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed, not knowing how to move forward. As a counselor, I will encourage, support, and assist you in moving beyond your current situation. Using theories or techniques of cognitive psychology, I help identify the distorted thought patterns that no longer work for you and teach you the tools necessary to grow and move beyond your current challenge. Counseling can help you move beyond a state of helplessness by examining new possibilities and helping you make the changes necessary to create the life you want.
The counseling relationship is important to the successful outcome of therapy. By building a relational foundation, you can lessen your defenses and open yourself to the possibilities for change. This foundation enables you to explore yourself and your situation, understand self-defeating behaviors, and make the necessary steps for change. You are an active participant in the counseling process. My approach is warm and empathetic, yet also direct and authentic. It's important to remember that as a counselor, I'm not here to judge you but rather to support, encourage, and guide you as you navigate through challenges.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IN LMHC 39001463A
Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Each session with Dr. Capehart left me in a significantly better mental state.
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and anger management
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Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr Capehart is very responsive to messages and has been very helpful in reframing things and working to identify patterns and how they are effecting me so I can make different choices and work through limitations
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
She’s amazing! Dr. Capehart led me to the heart of the issues I was dealing with in an open and clever way. She helped me confront certain truths I was unaware of in a supportive and constructive fashion. I left each session feeling better and with new insights.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Capehart is very empathetic, a good listener and asks good questions. She was responsive to all communication, be it written or verbal. She helped get unstuck and I am very grateful!
Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd