I am Leslie S Powers, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Alabama. I have been in this profession forover 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, 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 have earned approximately 40 hours post-graduate in the counseling psychology and ministerial fields.
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 generally do not work with chronic pain clients in online settings without collaboration with an MD. )
I look forward to speaking to you soon!
Additional areas of focus: 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
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC 1650
I have been exceptionally pleased with my relationship and results
Written on Feb 03, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 9 months on issues concerning adhd
Leslie is very attentive. She offers up experience, goes over your goals and updates, as needed. There's is no judgement at any time, which is very important to me. She's also interested in what you have to say.
Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Very kind and caring therapist that listens to me
Written on Jan 13, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I would be friend with Leslie even if she wasn't my therapist. I've had several over the years, and I can't think of one I enjoyed talking to more than her. She guides me but gives me room to clean up the cobwebs in my head.
Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have been with Leslie for well over a year now and she has been extremely helpful in my healing journey. She asks insightful questions and gives helpful and constructive feedback. I always leave a session feeling better than when I went in and always look forward to the next session. I highly recommend Leslie!
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Ms. Powers is an excellent therapist. She is very responsive and gives great feedback. She really listens and sees both sides to information.
Written on Oct 05, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd