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.
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
WA LMHC LH00004269
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
Leslie is amazing! She listens to and understands what issues are important to me.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Leslie is incredibly helpful! I see things that are bothering me clearer now and I'm becoming more of an advocate for myself.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Leslie has been very patient with me as I have worked through some very tough things at a slow pace. She is quick to help me reframe my negative thinking while also pushing me to do the hard work in a supportive way.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Leslie was a great fit for my particular issues and learning style. In just a few sessions, I had new tools and tips to use. I will continue to see her for refresher sessions.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and career difficulties