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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
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 , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC 1650
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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!
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.
Loved having my meetings with Leslie. So helpful and understanding, and gives "homework" that is manageable.
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!
Leslie is great.! I'm glad that I can work with her. The number of sessions we have held have been beneficial to me.
I just started.
She's amazing, super un judgemental. Very compassionate, and gives great advice. She literally just wants to help you.
She got me talking when I absolutely did not want to and responded in a very personal manner.she made me feel heard.
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.
Very professional and easy to talk to. Does a great job work with your needs and goals.
Expertise listener and equipped to unmask problems
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.
Leslie is very attentive to detail. She does a great job of assessing the full situation before jumping to an action plan.
Leslie is easy to talk to and easy to listen to. She understands my issues and is being helpful.
Leslie has been wonderful for me! She is very knowledgeable and makes me feel comfortable sharing how I feel.
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!
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!
I joined just before the Wildfires in California kicked off, and it meant everything to have that support system during such a turbulent time.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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!
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
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.