My belief is that everyone has the capacity to change, confront challenges and grow each day. Therapy is a tool that can help people find their capacity to change. My counseling practice respects that power to change in each person. My counseling approach is rather eclectic involving both client centered and existential theory. I utilize a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, motivational interviewing and choice theory tailored to meet your individual needs. I am passionate about working with clients and helping them discover new, healthier ways to address their mental health needs. When appropriate spirituality is infused in the counseling process. Treatment is data driven and evidence based.
I have experience working in hospital and community settings. Throughout my career, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults on issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
I never thought that so many things get buried in oneself that later causes destruction. My counseling sessions made look at what really is the problem and to address it.
Leslie has been a lifesaver to me...this is not an exaggeration. I started having sessions with Leslie several years ago. Over the course of those years she has helped me to navigate several issues. Without her help, I doubt I would have made it through in a peaceful and healthy manner.
Leslie is the therapist I have been seeking for years! She listens, responds thoughtfully (and doesn't just nod and say "mmhmm"), remembers and can relate different things I've said in the past together, and gives me really helpful feedback, worksheets, and actionable information. She makes me feel truly seen and has helped me through some very dark times. I'm so grateful I found her!
I used to think therapy was only for crazy people, but ever since I’ve started talking with Leslie, I have been asking myself “why didn’t I do this earlier?”, honestly a life saver and one of the best decisions I’ve made
she is great
I appreciate her listening skills , concern for my well being
I felt my counselor was a very good match for my level of needs/concerns.
Leslie is a very knowledgeable, compassionate and skillful. She makes her clients feel heard and understood. She is very respectful of her clients backgrounds and beliefs and works with them to achieve their goals
I am just starting this journey. I am so very thankful that I found Leslie. She is very invested in her clients and provides a plethora of information. I look forward to the next 4 sessions with her. Who knows, I might just keep going.
She keeps in touch and is very caring.
As a male who connects with females better than other men, it is important to find that person that understands me. Since the first time talking to Leslie I quickly found out that I’d be very comfortable. Leslie didn’t make me feel like I was in the typical “sitting on the couch and being asked how I felt” type counseling. She engaged in my concerns and frustrations like a good friend would. All the while she was therapeutically asking questions. I’ve been in front of several different psychiatrists and counselors and always felt alone cause they didn’t get how I felt, it wasn’t this way with Leslie. The way she talked reminded me of someone who’s been there and dealt with similar issues. For someone who needs the friend-like dialogue while getting therapy; Leslie is your go to. After each session I dont feel like I’ve been judged, I feel like my feelings are valid and I’m not wrong for feeling that way. I give her 5 stars because she’s easy to talk to, responds quickly, initiates contact (which reminds me of someone who cares about me and is checking in to make sure I’m ok), she laughs, she’s real, she doesn’t shove the therapeutic script at you and she lets you be who you are!
She’s great. Down to Earth counseling that is easily digestible.
I genuinely enjoy talking to her. She has helped me realize things I havent even thought about in the past. She is extremely personable and I'm very happy with her as my therapist.
Leslie is probably the best councilor I've ever talked to. She's super easy going and fun. I feel very comfortable with her.
Best therapist I have ever had!
She feels like a real friend with sound advice & is completely nonjudgmental. She also has some great tools & I feel like she understands me.
I feel like she really understands everything I’m saying even if it might not make complete sense. Even if she doesn’t fully understand she works to make sure she knows what I’m trying to say to give me the best feedback. She’s been very encouraging and supportive!
The word “astute” just barely scratches the surface when trying to describe her. My experience with Leslie has already brought a lot of fresh insights into the fold that I was likely barricading myself from by unconsciously working my defense mechanisms. She’s pretty awesome. Very grateful to have her on my team.
I really enjoyed my first session with Leslie. I find her easy to talk to and she shows a great deal of empathy.
The absolute best!! She is respectful of time, sensitive to needs and just an overall great counselor.
Leslie is so supportive, and nonjudgmental. I feel has a sense of what might be the best modality of therapy for her patients, and follows through consistently. Thanks for all your help, Leslie!
Having Leslie available has been a lifeline during an extremely difficult time in my life with many challenges. I think she really gets it. Not just in a way a counselor would agree.
I love Leslie! I feel like I am talking to a good friend...the one that totally gets you but tells it like it is too. She has given me some great exercises/homework to help me think through some of my struggles. She pays attention and is able to reference things we have talked about in previous sessions and tie things together. I looked forward to my sessions each week and feel much better after we've spoken.
Leslie is compassionate and caring. She listens to me and my concerns and walks me gently through the decisions that I need to make.
Leslie is so down to earth! She knows her stuff.
I really appreciate the time I get to spend with my counselor.
Since I started with BetterHelp and Leslie, she’s been able to really help me understand the problems I’ve faced and how to manage my anger and problems.
Leslie’s enthusiasm and attitude really resonated with me from the get go and helped me to come out of my shell from the first appointment. She’s very easy to talk to and a great listener.
I’ve been working with Leslie since Oct. 2018. She’s been nothing but helpful and supportive since day one. I would highly recommend her.
I'm just starting with Leslie but so far it has been good.
She is lovely!
I am very happy to work with Leslie. From the beginning she was very supportive and was able to gain my trust immediately. With her professional expertise, she was able to come to the point directly and show me different angles and new ways of thinking. She responds very fast to my questions and we are in contact on a daily base. I had concerns about to consult a therapist online, but due to my living circumstances it was more or less the only alternative. After working with Leslie, I found it even more suitable, than a classic therapy, where you see your counselor at longer time periods. I personally see Leslie more than an expert coach, who supports me on a daily base and helps to achieve my goals day by day. I only can recommend to work with her.