Leslie Schenk

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About Me

I am a professional counselor licensed in Tennessee with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling and psychotherapy. I have a passion for people in general and have worked with children, youth, adolescents, young adults, and families throughout my counseling career. My experience includes and is not entirely limited to complex trauma and brain development, attachment, substance use/addiction, adoption and foster care, and juvenile justice. I work from a trauma informed lens and strengths-based approach. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship paired with a motivated client have the potential for limitless growth and healing.
My counseling style is one of warmth and respect. I have a strong desire to help others with compassion and sensitivity. My sessions are tailored to the individual needs of each client and I may use any of the following approaches/interventions :cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, grounding, experiential activities and interactive activities.

I know how hard it can be to ask for help, and by doing so you are taking the first step towards positive change and happiness.

I look forward to the privilege of working with you!


  • Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0000000774 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by L.E. on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leslie has been a great counselor to work with. She responds back in a timely manner and gives helpful advice.

Written by S.I. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month

I loved working with Leslie. She helped me so much in the little bit of time I worked with her. I would recommend her to anyone going through anything!

Written by S.E. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Leslie have been very helpful wit helpin me thru my counseling i really appreciate her alot

Written by A.M. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and grief

You were great! You've helped me in so many ways! This was the best thing I could of done for my anxiety.