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Leslie Sakow, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
I have more than 19 years of direct professional practice
cope with life difficulties
[i.e. stress and anxiety, emotional events,
internal conflict, grief and loss].
Through a process referred to as Expressive Arts
and Mental Health Action Planning, elements of Supportive Counseling, Radical Acceptance and Mindful Cognitive and Art Therapies are
individually tailored to specific needs and goals.

Taking the first step toward a healthier quality of life takes courage.
I am here to support you and guide you through this life changing process.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Best therapist ever!

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Leslie is a responsive, caring, and thoughtful therapist that always provides a new way to look at a situation. She has helped me realize blind spots and triggers in my mood management and has given me new ways to handle challenging situations. I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Leslie Sakow, LCSW, is a highly skilled, trustworthy, professional. Her unique way of utilizing both EQ and IQ in our therapeutic sessions positively impacts my mental and emotional health. This also means that my physical health is improving because I am taking better care of myself, overall. I highly recommend Leslie Sakow, LCSW, as a therapeutic partner.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 7 months on issues concerning self esteem

Lesile is amazing! She provides a safe space to process things & challenges me to see my blind spots. I’m grateful for her support.

Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

I was very apprehensive to start therapy, but it has been a positive experience so far. Leslie asks difficult questions at times, but she is very respectful and encouraging. She has also provided helpful resources to use between our sessions.

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Wonderful and understanding

Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, and coaching