Leslie Gray

(MA, LPC, LCAS)

About Me

My name is Leslie Gray and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Nationally Certified Counselor licensed in North Carolina with over 5 years of experience working primarily as a substance abuse counselor, but also working with clients who have co-occurring disorders. I have mainly worked with clients who experience substance abuse issues but also clients who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have worked with clients whose trauma has led them down a path they would never expect, whether they experienced physical, emotional, or verbal abuse, neglect, or have been witness to a violent incident.

Within a successful counseling relationship you may experience various competing emotions. It is not uncommon to experience anger, frustration, or sadness throughout the entire process. It is important that you allow yourself to experience these emotions and not give up. My theoretical orientation is existential, which is the view that most of human kind’s experiences are part of a search for meaning. This view also reflects the idea that suffering and pain in life can be redefined into experiences that strengthen us and provide wisdom. I often utilize a person-centered approach and focus on brief solution-focused goals in believing that the best approach to treatment harnesses the client’s specific goals. As such, I traditionally focus on insight-oriented therapy but also utilize some elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Taking the first step to sort through difficult emotions or situations is more than most people are able to do; making that step can lead to a sense of fulfillment you may have never experienced before. If you are interested in sorting through something that you feel is holding you back from reaching your true potential, I would enjoy working with you to process everything.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #11352 (Expires: 2020-09-28)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Leslie takes the time to go over all the questions and points I bring up during our messages and on our virtual sessions. I appreciate that she specializes in the areas that I specifically need guidance in, and she is very easy to relate too.

Written by D.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks

I've been talking with Leslie for a month or so and she has helped me in many way. She gives very helpful advice on my situation and she doesnt push me to talk to her. I totally recommend her as a counselor.

Written by B.R. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a pleasure to talk to, and checks in on a regular basis. She is patient and very clear in her responses.

Written by C.H. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Leslie Gray is a very understanding person. She is easy to talk to and keeps checks on you through the week. This is my first time in any type of counseling or therapy. I have had two sessions and found it very beneficial. I am so thankful that I was paired with her.

Written by A.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Leslie has been so helpful. She’s been there to listen to me whenever I needed it, and she keeps me grounded on days where things feel out of control. I’m so glad to have her as a counselor!

Written by J.E. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is very empathetic and supportive. She values the concerns that you have.

Written by M.O. on Nov 17, 2019 after counseling with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I think Leslie is great! She's always a text away when I need her. She's always on time for our sessions. Even though she has been my therapist for just a short time so far see really takes the time to know me and help me with what I need. So far Betterhelp has been a perfect match for my schedule and needs. Thank you!!