About me

I am Leslie S Powers, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Alabama. I have been in this profession for nearly 30 years, having begun my journey as a Certified Addictions Counselor in 1988. Since then, I have worked in treatment centers and free-standing mental health clinics via private practice, school counseling certification, and contracting with my county's Department of Human Resources. I am a 1994 graduate of Troy University with a Master's degree in Counseling and Human Development. I am also a certified school counselor. I have a Master of Speech Communication degree from Auburn University. I am presently pursuing a DMin degree through South University Online. I teach speech communication and psychology on the South University Montgomery campus.

My approach to counseling is cognitive, and I especially appreciate the solution-focused therapies. I believe that clients are the experts at problem-solving given the right questions and goals, and that an accepting counseling environment allows positive outcomes! We'll proceed toward your goals as colleagues, working with humor and respect, serious-minded curiosity, homework and brainwork. If you're coping with longterm mental health issues which require medicine and physician supervision along with psychotherapy, I'm willing to be part of your care team. I look forward to speaking to you soon!
Leslie


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 1650


Reviews

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

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing! She’s helped me understand so much about myself and actions I’ve used to survive after past traumas and have me ways to cope that are healing and healthy! She listens very well and has amazing skills and advice to help you work through stuff!

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have received therapy from Ms. Powers for over a year now. She has been able to make suggestions, ask questions, and help me navigate some incredibly challenging times. Her insight and perspective has allowed for me to recognize behaviors that other therapists missed. I feel that she has my best interest and is honest with me in a way that is not judgmental or harsh.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

Loved having my meetings with Leslie. So helpful and understanding, and gives "homework" that is manageable.

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I’ve just started working with Leslie, but I am very optimistic about the direction we are headed. Im looking forward to working with her!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year on issues concerning eating disorders, and career difficulties

Leslie is great.! I'm glad that I can work with her. The number of sessions we have held have been beneficial to me.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I just started.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's amazing, super un judgemental. Very compassionate, and gives great advice. She literally just wants to help you.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She got me talking when I absolutely did not want to and responded in a very personal manner.she made me feel heard.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Leslie has excellent insight and an uncanny ability to read between the lines. She has lived and learned from similar trials, offering an expertise that can’t be taught. Her support and guidance is concise and no nonsense yet she is gracious and understanding.

Written on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very professional and easy to talk to. Does a great job work with your needs and goals.

Written on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Expertise listener and equipped to unmask problems

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Very pleased.

Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leslie has helped me put a lot of things that I am very confused or unsure about into perspective. She is teaching me techniques to help better understand myself and use in future situations as well. I really enjoy having her as my counselor.

Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

Leslie is very attentive to detail. She does a great job of assessing the full situation before jumping to an action plan.

Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Leslie is easy to talk to and easy to listen to. She understands my issues and is being helpful.

Written on Nov 27, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Leslie has been wonderful for me! She is very knowledgeable and makes me feel comfortable sharing how I feel.

Written on Nov 26, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leslie is helping me get through this excruciating situation of pandemic and uncertainty and upheaval. She listens, is very respectful, has a soothing manner about her, helps me understand myself and is flexible about scheduling time to see me. I highly recommend her and have already recommended BetterHelp to a friend--who also is grateful for the assistance right now. Thank you!

Written on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Leslie is great! She listens very well and has great advice. I immediately felt comfortable, and she will always try to fit you in to scheduling and encourages contacting her outside of sessions if need be. I highly recommend her!

Written on Sep 27, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

I joined just before the Wildfires in California kicked off, and it meant everything to have that support system during such a turbulent time.

Written on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leslie has been very helpful for me. She is realistic, yet kind. I feel that I can talk about my problems without judgement, and she provides realistic advice in response.

Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Leslie has been such a blessing! I’ve had so much going on the past few months and she has been great helping me stay on track!

Written on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Leslie is great! She has helped me attack my problem head on and I’m becoming a new me everyday she is god sent and she has helped me see things from a perspective I would’ve never imagined. She is helping me learn to live everyday as if it’s my last! I recommend her fully my first counselor but will be my last I plan to use her forever!!

Written on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Leslie has helped me so much. Going through this tough time with her has helped me grow as a person and realize what i need to do. She has helped guide me through past trauma that has affected my life that I truly didn't see until now. She has been fantastic!

Written on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I like Leslie a lot. She listens to my concerns & we try to work through the challenges that come up in my life. I have PTSD, and we are trying to work through suppressed memories.

Written on Dec 29, 2019 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

I have really enjoyed having Leslie as my counselor. She is very knowledgeable in many areas. It is easy to open up to her as I have no fear of being judged. It is nice to have a kind professional’s point of view. Thank you Leslie!

Written on Dec 18, 2019 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Leslie is very patient and impartial. She helps you to consider the situation at hand and how you can manage it by dealing with things you can control and managing boundaries in areas you cannot. She is compassionate and her experience allows her to give great advice

Written on Dec 05, 2019 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Ms. Powers is so kind and responsive. I have not been counseled by her for that long, but I really appreciate her attention to detail and always checking up with me if she hasn't heard from me. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs counseling.

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