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Leslie Powers, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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!

Professional experience

34yrs in practice

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

License information

AL LPC 1650


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.

I've been using Leslie as my therapist weekly for 10 months now. I can honestly say that she has been a tremendous help to me. She listens well, asks thought provoking questions, and sometimes even gives homework. She is very comfortable letting me guide the sessions while at the same time, helping me stay on track if I get too far off in another direction. I plan to keep using Leslie for the foreseeable future. So thankful for her kindness, understanding, and professionalism.

Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is great and obviously very gifted. I highly recommend her.

Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far our appointments have been very helpful and comforting and I look forward to our sessions going forward

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. I can thank her enough for how much she has helped me!

Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leslie has been a fantastic thought partner. She isn’t pushy, she listens, is calm, and takes the time to understand your concerns and desires before offering conversation on solutions or pathways forward.

I’ve worked with her for 5 weeks and already feel as though weekly sessions may no longer be necessary and every two weeks may be sufficient.

Written on Mar 17, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

My sessions have been extremely beneficial for me. I feel more comfortable expressing myself.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning eating disorders, and career difficulties