I am a licensed clinical social worker with about 10 years of experience working with all ages of adults in a clinical setting. I have a masters in social work from the University of Texas- Arlington from 2011, and obtained my clinical license in 2015. My undergraduate degree is a BS in nursing from the University of Texas- Austin which was my first career. Those nursing experiences have been beneficial to help practice in a more holistic way, appreciating how the body and mind interact together.
My clinical experience is primarily helping people with depression and anxiety, along with trauma, shame, grief and loss and problems with self-esteem. I also enjoy helping others learn how to manage stressors in healthy ways. Oftentimes, the transitions and changes life brings to us can lead to dissatisfaction or feeling stuck. It's at these times we can learn new ways of thinking and coping skills that can allow personal growth that leaves us stronger than we were before.
It can be helpful to have an objective and nonjudgemental therapist alongside you to validate and understand your experiences and perceptions. I believe each person has a unique story to share and we are all richer for hearing it. I utilize cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and solution focused therapies in working with clients, which creates a dynamic partnership together. As a social worker, my focus is on your own unique strengths, with the goal of empowering you to overcome your obstacles.
My counseling style is focused, yet warm and accepting. I look forward to working with you on your goals towards a more satisfying and meaningful life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #55336 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
I feel like she really listens to me and responds accordingly
She has been great and super supportive, very helpful working around my changing work schedule
Leslie was and is awesome. Very patient with my hectic schedule and always stayed involved in my day to day. She also has a great calmness to her which was very relaxing during our video chats. Exchanging messages she is very encouraging and supportive. In my limited to this app she did her absolute best and always reached out to me. Highly recommend.
Leslie is a great listener and doesn't just give you quippy or easy answers to problems but does give you ways of thinking about things that make them more manageable.