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Leslie Mulligan, LCPC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

Hi there, Leslie here. I’ve been a clinical mental health provider in Maine (LCPC), Rhode Island, Wisconsin and North Carolina (LCMHP) for over 24 years. I help individuals ages 14-90, couples, families, and groups. As a military veteran/therapist, I focused care for service members and their loved ones, providing military combat and sexual trauma treatment for the last 10 years.

Keyed to your desired "better", I provide perspective, experience, effective strategies, and evidence-based resources from many sources. I help people experiencing mood instability; relationship and family problems; life, health, sleep and career changes, aging, death, bereavement; sexuality and spiritual challenges. Empowering people to be their unique selves is my core focus. People are unique, complex and innately able, if sometimes “stuck” or “off track”. Support for increased awareness, self- compassion and needed change are what I provide.

My counseling approach is warm, direct, creative and interactive. I value being human with respect, honesty and cultural sensitivity. I am a holistic, body-centered practitioner. Mind, body, heart, thought, spirit and life experiences all together give life quality and meaning.

My trauma-sensitive approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, wellness and art therapy tools. Our dialog, guided by your specific needs and goals, is to deepen your appreciation and enjoyment of your life, develop new strategies, empower your being.

If you seek an objective, non-judgemental therapist with wide experience to help you clarify this stage of your journey, my joy is to get you “there”. Let's connect soon and make it better for you.

Professional experience

24yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy



License information


NC LCMHC 13266


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leslie Mulligan. 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.

Leslie Mulligan has "walked" with me through enormous life change for 9 months now. I see my progress, and my life blossoming before my eyes because she has been here, present with me on live session and via messaging. She has worked magic and has helped me SEE and KNOW my own, and believe me, it is vast.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 8 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Leslie's warmth instantly helped me to feel like I had a supporter and someone who understood my situation. She cheered me on through the big and the small challenges, and helped me to get to know myself better. I am so grateful for all her help, her words and guidance will stay with me for a very long time.

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leslie is amazing, empathetic, understanding. She has the ability to connect with people that is rare and she truly has been a bright spot in my life.

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Leslie and I have had 3 sessions.
And man... what a journey!
Her sympathy, intelligence, and wits make me feel seen, understood, supported, and most importantly provides an incredible sense of perspective that feels like a deep breath of fresh air.
Leslie’s style is friendly, warm, interactive, and metaphorical.
I highly recommend her to people like me who are self reflected and enthralled by the power of metaphors to understand emotions.

Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues