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Leslie Ellwood, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello, my name is Leslie. Congratulations on taking this positive step toward better health! I am a very genuine, calm and kind professional with an innate desire to help others achieve happiness. I truly enjoy all people and believe there is good in everyone! I am guided by integrity, caring and compassion.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. I have 40 years of work experience that includes counseling in hospital, school, and private rehabilitation settings. I have also worked in disability case management and account management.
My counseling style is eclectic. I tailor my approach to you. I like to use a combination of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, ACT and DBT. I am a big proponent of relaxing our minds and can coach clients through the use of Progressive Relaxation, Imagery, and Deep Breathing. I also believe in many forms of physical exercise to calm our mind and heal our bodies.
I am here to listen and guide you. I am here to support and help you. I welcome you.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, Infidelity, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

PA LPC PC002117

Reviews

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Leslie has been very helpful so far.

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is extremely respectful, kind and open to know more about what’s going on in your life. I would really recommend her to anybody going through a hard time.

Written on Oct 27, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Leslie is very caring and insightful. I haven't been working with her for long, but she has already provided very helpful tools and guidance. She is incredibly compassionate, and she has gone out of her way to message me with further resources and support. I highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Leslie is so patient and kind. We have our talk therapy but she also has helped me learn to journal to get these feelings out. She kindly reads my text -journals and offers solutions to think positively and look at things in a different way. She acknowledges my feelings and then helps me redirect thinking to a positive viewpoint by using different techniques. These are helpful tools to keep emotions on track. It has helped me keep peace with my family members and also to find peace and positive solutions for my own emotions. Thank you.

Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Leslie has helped me more than any therapist I've had on betterhelp.
She listens deeply and really put a lot of effort into providing real solutions that I could work on daily.
She helped me make a step by step plan with set goals, provided me with helpful resources, and just listened and gave genuine feedback both during sessions and through messages.
She's great and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Leslie has helped me in a variety of ways. Face to face, on line classes, questionnaires, different therapy techniques. She relates well and is very empathetic. We connected the first time we had our face to face meeting. She’s wonderful!

Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief