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Leslie Mulligan, LCPC, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi, I'm Leslie. I help individuals ages 14-90, couples, families, and groups. I’ve been a mental health therapist for over 24 years. I help people find peace from mood instability; relationship, intimacy and family problems; health, sleep and career stress; aging, death, bereavement; sexuality, life-stage, and spiritual challenges. I provided military combat and sexual trauma recovery services to active, reserve, guard members and their families, and first responders for a decade.

My counseling approach is warm, direct, present-centered, creative and interactive. I am an objective, non-judgemental therapist with wide experience to help you clarify this stage of your journey. 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 enjoyment of your life and empower your being.

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 contribute to life quality and meaning. My joy is to get you to your “there”.

Let's connect to make it better for you.


Professional experience

24yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, 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, 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, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, 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

Services offered




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.

I recommend better help every time "therapy" leaves a friends mouth. I'm overjoyed to be checking in with Leslie after a therapy siesta this summer, and make sure I'm using my tools to the best of my ability!

Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year and 11 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