Leslie Feder

(LCSW, CEAP)

About Me

Hello and a warm welcome to BetterHelp. My name is Leslie Feder and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with licenses to practice in DC, MD, and VA. I have spent over 40 years practicing social work and psychotherapy. In 1980 I earned my master’s in social work from Boston University School of Social Work. I bring a wealth of experience having worked in a wide variety of settings including a prison, foster care agency, psychiatric ward (prior to masters) and family counseling agencies, employee assistance programs (both private and military) and finally Kaiser Permanente. I have worked as a Parenting Consultant in homes, taught parenting, and couples’ communications classes, done face to face counseling, but also video/ telephonic counseling and online chat.
I have specialized training in family systems, grief counseling, couple’s communication, conflict resolution, life coaching and parenting.
My approach is client-centered, goal-oriented, and strength-based. I utilize ideas and approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. As appropriate, I recommend helpful books, movies, music, and resources to my clients.
I love to help clients identify and reach personal goals, understand themselves and others better and facilitate the resolution of problems. I enjoy helping clients improve the quality of their relationships through exploring feelings, options, and better alternatives.
In counseling we develop a collaborative relationship that provides safety and unique opportunities for profound learning and personal growth. I would love to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #LC50078063 (Expires: 2021-07-31)

LCSW-C #13478 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Leslie is an amazing counselor. She goes above and beyond in letting me feel heard while also providing holistic solutions. I recommend her to all.

Written by J.E. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Leslie is a great therapist. She is respectful, a great listener, and gives out great advice. I love the worksheets and other handout material as they are very helpful.

Written by E.L. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leslie is very professional, yet warm and easy to talk to. She provides me with solid, practical advice for coping with my issues and I always feel better after our sessions

Written by P.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I’ve only had one session at this time, but so far it seems she is great about keeping me on track during our discussions and recommending the help I need. I look forward to unpacking more of my baggage hahaha.

Written by R.A. on Dec 19, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Leslie engenders confidence and optimism. She always offers practical and relevant reading, worksheets and exercises that help me to take action when I feel stuck.