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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Family Problems, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse
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
TN LPC 774
Very empathetic and willing to listen to what I need from the session. Really get a lot out of our sessions
Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Leslie for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Super helpful and very understanding of my situation. She does not jusdge me for my past and is helping me move on from it
Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Fantastic person that helped me more than I can ever express.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts
I want to thank (Leslie Schenk) for helping me truly find healing from decades of trauma and embracing myself, all of me and finding true connections in life. It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself. I sing praises daily whenever people have questions about therapy. Thank you, Leslie and BetterHelp. Coach life
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I have had a great experience with Leslie, highly recommend!
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Leslie is great, I simply cannot afford the therapy. If money wasn’t an issue I would continue my therapy.
Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd