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Leslie Cullen, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for 20 years and I have extensive training in many populations, diversity, chronically mentally ill, and substance use disorders. My primary focus is here and now and identifying ways to incorporate new ideas and change in our lives. I use primarily cognitive and behavioral techniques with a focus on new neurological information as it relates to mental health. I am familiar with Meta Cognition and the approach that we have mindsets we can change, not spending hours on personality issues or going back to past history. Insight and reflection often needs to be mindful and in the present, allowing for our ability to identify appropriate needs and wants. The most important tool we have is an objective sense of self as well as an identity fitting with our culture and social needs.

I am a professional member of the AAPI Psychological Association and the National Latinx Psychology Association.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

WA LMHC LH00004269

Reviews

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Leslie has helped me learn how my brain works and reminds me to be more gentle with myself:) She’s also just cool to talk to and makes me laugh

Written on May 25, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Leslie nailed it on the head when she pointed out that "I had been asked" to "run for the HOA Board"--and had not actually thought of it myself.

When I have been in therapy before-the advice was "Got out and volunteer" which didn't really seem to help me. Often it got me off course and just added to my issues.

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I appreciate Leslie and attribute her to my growth.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Leslie arrived in my sphere at exactly the right moment. She has been a wonderful resource, answers my questions with care, and is super positive.

Written on Dec 22, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leslie is great. She teaches and informs you as you go, which is really helpful.

Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Fantastic insight, she is helping me understand the most difficult and ecotonal experience of my entire life.

Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes