About Me

My name is Leslie, and I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Colorado and Texas. I have a Masters from Santa Clara University in California and have been counseling for over 20 years, supporting individuals, couples, families and groups across a myriad of ages, geographies and demographics.

In addition to my Private Practice, I have worked at Stanford University Hospital in CA, Baylor Scott & White Hospital System in TX, and as a Director of Counseling at several boarding schools and young adult counseling centers in the Bay Area. My experience lies in trauma, career and education, bullying, relationships (family and romantic), anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, sexual assault, online dating, parenting, marriage, social media, and work/life balance, among others.

I would describe my approach as integrative and holistic, while also making use of cognitive and behavioral strategies to support clients who want actionable, concrete recommendations to achieve their goals. Above all, I always ensure my approach is uniquely tailored to the individual, topic and environment, so we can evolve and adapt our strategy as needed.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0016315 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LPC #18398 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leslie Shelton. 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.

Written by C.H. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Leslie is awesome. She feels like an old friend and seems to know what I need to talk about before I do. She is straight to the point and challenges me in the best ways. Feel very grateful for her!

Written by S.O. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Leslie is great

Written by J.U. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I value my appointments with Leslie and she does a great job at understanding my feelings and what I want to talk about

Written by J.O. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Leslie is an amazing therapist and compassionate soul. I loved working with her.

Written by E.R. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Leslie is a great listener and very responsive. We are setting goals and moving deeper into our sessions and I am looking forward to the next steps/progress I am going to be making.

Written by D.O. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Leslie and I worked together for a short time, but her support and professional advice helped me greatly to move forward with some life/work challenges.
I would highly recommend her as I had tried three other individuals prior.
I felt very comfortable with Leslie.

Written by B.. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 days on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leslie asked how she could help me right off the bat, I poured my heart out and her response was I’m so sorry at this time I can’t take on any new clients. Then why waste my time when I need help?

Written by B.R. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Leslie, was very helpful and easy to talk to when I could get a hold of her. She was late to every meeting we had and one she didn’t show up. I feel like she has too many clients on her plate and I had to change to someone who could make the meetings.

Written by B.R. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Very good at getting to bottom of things.

Written by A.N. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Leslie is wonderful!

Written by S.O. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 6 months on issues concerning self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Leslie is kind, supportive, and motivating. We've already unpacked quite a bit in the couple of sessions we've had and have been able to create some short-term goals that help ease some of the stress and anxiety I had been experiencing. I look forward to our sessions together and trust her expertise as a highly experienced clinician.

Written by H.A. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Smart, helpful, understand. She makes me feel comfortable and safe.

Written by M.I. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Shelton is very experienced. She is responsive and intuitive. She helps me in so many ways per session. I look forward to my sessions with her.

Written by B.A. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leslie has been wonderful to work with. She takes time to listen, and makes sure you feel comfortable when speaking. I like that she is direct when giving feedback

Written by P.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months

Leslie has been such support I such a difficult time. I am so glad to have her through this app.

Written by C.H. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so pleased with the counseling I received from Leslie. She’s straight forward, kind, empathetic and smart! I feel lucky to have met her and to have been under her leadership. Cheryl

Written by K.A. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Leslie is great. She is honest and very knowledgable and easy to talk to. I look forward to our sessions every week, and I always feel better after talking with her.

Written by L.I. on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She does a great job.

Written by C.D. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Leslie listens and asks pertinent questions. Ms.Shelton also offers suggestions to help me imorove my life and well being. I feel very confident in her expertise and knowledge.

Written by B.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Leslie has been a wonderful support for me while I try and handle an emotional situation. She is always encouraging with questions in our sessions and really wants to help me come to a solution. She has been very easy to communicate with and easy to talk with during our sessions.

Written by L.O. on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

You have made me feel like I can talk openly about anything. I look forward to doing more work with you!

Written by H.I. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Leslie is kind and empathetic towards her patients. She is understanding and comforting. I would recommend Leslie to any other client.

Written by K.Y. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Leslie is knowledgeable, professional, supportive, and easy to talk to. I’ve only had a few sessions and there’s still work to be done, but already I feel stronger and able to cope with various stressors, thanks to her abilities . I highly recommend Leslie.

Written by A.S. on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Leslie has been great. She is very easy to speak to and very helpful.

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