Hello. My name is Leslie Hagedorn. I want to thank you for considering selecting me as a provider to assist you in achieving your therapy goals and would be privileged to meet you where you at on your journey. I believe it takes a courageous individual to ask for help and acknowledge areas for growth and want to applaud and honor your decision to act for yourself and your loved ones.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Work with the Indiana Professional Licensing Association, with six years, post graduate experience with providing direct therapeutic services I additionally have three years prior to completing graduate school as a direct service provider and three years of academic and supervised field experience in a Doctor of Clinical Psychology program. Supervised practice and education in doctoral program included intellectual and personality assessment. Education and experience in graduate school included a concentration on substance use and co-occurring disorders.
As a clinician, I possess in-depth knowledge of the principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. I am trained in Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), dissociative pathology, the neuroscience of anxiety, and The Matrix Model for substance use disorders. I have expansive experience with the specialized populations of complex trauma, substance use disorders, process addictions, co-occurring disorders, and forensic populations. I have also served many clients suffering with a variety of anxiety disorders, personality disorders, delusional disorder, parents with young children, and adolescence. I am looking forward to using knowledge, training, and experiences to assist you in realizing the positive changes you desire for yourself and developing ways to cope with those things that seem to be holding you back.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LCSW 34008365A
Leslie is a great therapist. She is easy to talk to and I’ve found we’ve made great progress through our sessions.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and anger management
My experience with Leslie has been wonderful and I’ve made tremendous progress in a short amount of time with her ability to cut thru the static and really help stay focused on the mission. Based on how well she’s adapted to what I want out of sessions She seems to have a great understanding and way of catering to peoples different needs and expectations of their better help experience. I’ve been more than satisfied!
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Leslie is an awesome therapist
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Leslie is a very solution-driven therapist, which helped me a lot in my journey. She's human and honest in her approach and breaks down any misconceptions one might have of a therapist / patient relationship. I particularly enjoy how Leslie ties in aspects of our sessions into one another to form a bigger picture.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, career difficulties, and addictions
Leslie has been great.. doesn't mind when I go off tangent, letting me get comfortable with talking. Calm and patient, always eager with suggestions on how to preceded.. with Lots of encouragement.
Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Leslie has been great, very easy to talk to, very relatable. She isn’t offended by my candor, and I feel like I can tell her anything. I waited too long to begin therapy- and I’ve got a long way to go- but she encourages me and reminds me of the progress I’m making. Leslie opens up and shares vulnerability with me. I look forward to every weekly session. Highly recommend to ADHD adults, she really understands how our brains function.
Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd