Welcome, my name is Leslie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 13 years of experience working in the field. I have worked in community counseling centers, organizations specializing child abuse and in private practice. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, various forms of childhood abuse such as sexual, physical and emotional, relationship issues, parenting problems, life transitions and helping people focus on what creates true joy in their lives.
My counseling theory is known as Adlerian or individual counseling. This theory proposes that our lifestyles are heavily influenced by our childhood and family situations, as well as by society. We function best when we are successful by our own individual standards and when we feel connected to other people and society as a whole. I also have a great deal of experience and training in client centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused and solution focused therapies and use those methods in my practice.
Our relationship will be a collaborative one to establish your goals for counseling. I will used a variety of methods to help you gain insight and motivation resulting in action such as exploring family history and early memories, homework assignments, contracts, suggestions, and processing your feelings and thoughts. You are taking a big step to finding true joy and happiness. I am excited to go on this journey with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 63828
Leslie has been a great source of strength during the most toughest times in my life. She listens and goes over and beyond to help you find solutions that work for you.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
I like working with Leslie
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Leslie has been my therapist for about 6 month now and I'm very happy with her. Each session is different and tailord to what I need that week. Sometimes it's more like a light chat and sometimes it's more intense, she sees and senses what I need and responds to that.
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and intimacy-related issues
Leslie has been a great support through many life changes and has inspired in me that I can achieve the life I want to have.
Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Leslie for 1 year on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I love that Leslie listens so well and is very kind. Even on days I don’t send a message to her, she messages me to ask me how I’m doing and gives me ways to work on some things but always assured me that it’s only if I want to do it. She responds very well whenever I do message her and I just love that I can message Leslie any time just to get anything ofc my chest without any judgment or worry that she will talk to anybody else.
Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Leslie has been absolutely amazing! She is very kind and a really great listener. I love that she always gives me a new perspective on how to cope with challenges.
Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder