I offer a supportive non-judgmental environment to help people address a wide variety of issues including symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship struggles. I specialize in marriage, couple, and family counseling, but I also do a lot of work with individual clients. When the pandemic began, I was very concerned that the online format would not be as beneficial for people, but that has not been the case. This is especially true for individual clients. I do my best to make it feel like we are sitting in a room together and having a conversation that just happens to be working on any issues people are struggling with.
I have additional extensive training and experience working with teenagers with behavioral issues and their families. Teenage behavioral problems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, defiance, disrespect, self-esteem, school difficulties, criminal and problem sexual behaviors. These can be challenging behaviors for parents to understand and manage. I offer support and guidance for parents to address them and help their children grow into confident, healthy, happy adults.
I approach each therapeutic relationship as a team with my clients. I never dictate what someone needs to work on. My only goal is to help clients reach their own personal goals and that is different for every single client. I have been doing this work for over 20 years and I look forward to helping you reach YOUR goals!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TN LPC-MHSP 5926
ME LCPC CC5351
To be completely honest, when I started I was not sure if I believed in therapy.
Now, I recommend it. I wish I would have done it sooner. I look forward to my weekly meetings and come away with something that helps after each session.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management
I truly benefit from my time with Leslie!
Written on Oct 23, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Great experience so far after only a few weeks.
Written on Sep 29, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Leslie is great! Highly recommend
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd
Leslie always makes me feel heard and comfortable when talking with her. I am able to open up about all concerns and they are addressed professionally and in a way I can understand it and feel confident in trying each technique. I highly recommend Leslie
Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She listens and cares about what I say, even when I can't keep my mind straight and swap from subject to subject.
Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd