Leslie Powers

(MS, LPC)
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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

LPC #1650 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. 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 by S.H. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

My counselor has helped me tremendously. I feel like she really gives me a different perspective Nd doesn’t judge me

Written by R.I. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and career difficulties

Leslie is wonderful! I do appreciate the conversations. I have total confidence in her as my counselor.

Written by L.A. 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 by I.N. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Very pleased.

Written by S.I. 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 by H.E. 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 by C.O. 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 by M.I. 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 by A.B. 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 by E.M. 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 by D.A. 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 by J.U. 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 by A.L. 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 by C.A. 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 by S.T. 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 by M.E. 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 by A.N. 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 by A.N. 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 by M.A. 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.