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Dr. Leslie "Les" Netland, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Anger management Depression
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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 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.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered


License information

OR Psychologist 3296


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.

Very understanding and excellent

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I appreciate his compassionate and nonjudgmental advice,

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I'm very happy with the match. Dr. Netland has a very professional and calm demeanor and always asks the right questions. He's very good at listening and asking follow-up questions to better understand what I mean. I'm very pleased.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Dr. Netland bends over backwards to try and get me in sessions, and I deeply appreciate it. Most of my concerns may be petty, or I may not have much to report, but he will still take time out of his off time to accommodate me and my crazy schedule. If I could meet Les in person for coffee, I would. He deserves it.

Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Great listener, experienced and gives practical advice. Highly recommend

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 11 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Netland has been the most thoughtful and mindful therapist ever. His abilities to create awareness of your situations are nothing short of exceptional. He has helped me understand my self-inflicted traumas through drug abuse, relationships, and self-confidence. I hope to work with him in the future.
Thanks, Dr.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Leslie "Les" for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd