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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Anger management
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 , 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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Netland is a great listener and he's caring, while also giving practical advice and insight into situations.
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.
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.
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.
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
Great therapist. Always listens to my issues and gives great resolution ideas.
I am grateful to be benefit from Dr. Netland's experience, expertise, and compassion. My conversations with him have been incredibly helpful.
Very sweet and kind! Always understanding! Active listener and always supports me in my next steps!
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!
Dr Netland, is the best, you encouraged me to stay true to myself when everyone around me felt like extra weight