Dr. Leslie "Les" Netland

Psychologist

About Me

Stemming from an educational foundation that included four years at parochial colleges, four years at Big Ten and state universities, and four years at a professional school where I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology, I went on to gain administrative, but primarily clinical experience in a range of settings that included a State hospital, County jail, nursing homes, a private psychiatric hospital, and several private practices. In addition, I have managed contracts and provided services through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).
My counseling approach is framed in client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, solution focused, existential, and faith based orientations. In my early years, I was a generalist working with all ages and families. Currently, my preference is working with individuals and/or couples in their late teens and older.
I view counseling as basically a process to learn more about oneself and/or relationship(s), and to make changes in those areas of life where one has control and/or responsibility. My role is that of teacher, analyst, and facilitator to help you reach your goals. I am sensitive to the challenges and obstacles that arise in examining one's thoughts, mood, and behaviors in the course of self-learning, personal/relationship growth, and change. From my breath of experience, I offer a range of perspective and skill building techniques through a flexible and culturally sensitive approach.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OR Psychologist 3296


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Leslie "Les" Netland. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is so responsive and caring, always ask what I need to address and never pressures me. It is the support I need. Thank you.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He is a great listener. He never interrupts you or tries to twist your words. If you use a phrase that he doesn’t know he asks you to explain it so he can filling understand it. Then he tries hard to use words and explanations that you understand verses technical terms which most people don’t know.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Netlands expertise and ability to deconstruct emotions yona core thought had proven instrumental in my self care routines. His availability, timeliness, and adaptability are exceptional. He has a thorough grasp on what my conditions are, how I want to approach them, and strategies for going about dealing with them. If I knew anyone in need of therapy with my approximate history, I'd prefer them to Dr. Netland by name.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Netland is incredible. I've never done therapy before, and he made it super comfortable for me to start up and continue with it. He's an amazing good listener and teacher. He's taught me how to handle certain situations differently or better than I would have before. He really takes the time to listen and asks a lot of questions to get the full picture and to understand. It's been an honor to have him as my first therapist ever, and I think many others would benefit from having him as their therapist just like I have.

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dr. Netland really listens, he reflects back what he's heard for confirmation, he offers insights and suggestions, and gently encourages your consideration of new paths forward. My time with him has been uplifting and we'll worth the time and investment.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He is genuinely the best therapist I have ever had. He gives the best feedback and is so helpful in everything. I appreciate Dr. Netland more than anything

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Good listener, I need that now. He’s a genuine guy and really wants to help you figure out what you need. It’s all subjective of course, but I feel he’s the right guy for me. He understands.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Netland is a great listener and he's caring, while also giving practical advice and insight into situations.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Netland is a great psychiatrist he listens very well and he addresses what needs to be addressed and offers the best advice. He's also very professional when it comes to sessions and very respectful. He's amazing I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to talk to.

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Netland is a kind, compassionate and intuitive therapist. He is unlike any other therapist I’ve ever had in wonderful ways. He genuinely listens, repeats back for accuracy and makes sure you’re understood as a client. His easy nature and kind approach to therapy leaves me in a healthy space until we meet again. Highly recommend Dr. Netland.

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I do appreciate Dr. Netland! He was able to navigate me through a crushingly difficult time and help me to straighten out my very confused and tangled feelings. I still have a lot of work to do, but Dr. Netland has gently helped me to see that I must give myself the same grace that I give others. Thank you, more than you know.

Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I have had only a few sessions and the techniques he told me about already are changing my life. I am so lucky to have Dr Netlands help. I feel like I got my life back

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Great therapist. Always listens to my issues and gives great resolution ideas.

Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am grateful to be benefit from Dr. Netland's experience, expertise, and compassion. My conversations with him have been incredibly helpful.

Written on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very sweet and kind! Always understanding! Active listener and always supports me in my next steps!

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Netland has been so very, very helpful! He's a thoughtful, careful listener. Particularly, what I love most about the way he serves clients, is that it's done through a psychological centered perspective. It's not always about my little this or that but largely tends to focus on the deeply embedded psychological workings in myself (& others) he seems to know what he's talking about so well, that we can often cut through the specifics or details of a situation & focus on the deeper issues at work in me & how they affect me in my relationship with the world around me. I am so happy to have been matched with Dr. Netland!

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr Netland, is the best, you encouraged me to stay true to myself when everyone around me felt like extra weight

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