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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Infidelity , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #LC50078063 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
LCSW-C #13478 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.