“Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.”

-Lou Holtz

Leslie’s Approach

My approach to therapy focuses on meeting a client where they are today through an eclectic variety of evidence-based techniques individually tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. With over 36 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I draw upon a wealth of experience and knowledge in CBT, DBT, DBT-PE, Trauma Therapy, Effective Parenting, Mindfulness Training, The Gottman Method of Marital Therapy, Imago, Relational Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. 

The goal isn’t to “fix” people or their relationship imperfections, but rather to provide my clients with a stronger foundation and the tools they need to more confidently address the challenges unique to their lives. I like to equate therapy to planting the seed of a tree. As we begin, we plant the seed and through our continued work, the seed will grow roots and take hold. These roots are the tree’s foundation, ultimately strengthening the tree as it grows. Though people’s basic needs are the same, our individual circumstances and surrounding environment can leave us feeling unequipped to respond to stressors, thus impacting our personal wellbeing as well at the health of our relationships. Whether you’re dealing with chronic anxiety, marital discontent, or a child’s misbehavior, there are tools and skills available to you, and I’m here to help you develop them. 

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Individual Therapy

One-on-one counseling to facilitate change and improve quality of life for children, teens, and adults of all ages.

Couples Therapy

Private sessions to navigate relationship stressors/conflicts, strengthen communication skills, and improve the overall health of the relationship.

Parent Skills Training

Workshops, support groups, and individual sessions with one or both parents to increase skills in dealing with your child’s emotions and behavior.

DBT Group Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful and intense emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Adult DBT groups, multi-family teen DBT groups, and graduate DBT groups are offered.

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