I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, as well as a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. I have a collaborative, client-centered therapeutic approach, utilizing authentic connection to help clients focus on their goals, define what they need, and establish treatment plans to meet their goals on a short timeline.
I enjoy working with families that include young children and teens and use Play Therapy, sand play, and expressive arts to facilitate insightful change; my approach is both creative and fun. I also very much enjoy working with adult individuals and couples and am a Level 2 Gottman Therapist. As a second career MFT Associate, I bring life-experience into the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with multicultural clients of all ages & faith backgrounds.
Whether developing the ability to cope with anxiety and/or depression, transitioning through life changes like divorce, managing the effects of a traumatic incident, managing difficult childhood behavioral concerns, repairing a broken relationship, or creating better parenting methods, my focus is in assisting you in meeting the goals you bring to therapy. My practice is trauma-informed and research-based, which is beneficial to many clients. For those who have experienced traumatic events, my Certification in TFCBT and training in Level 1 EMDR would be beneficial in helping clients recover from trauma and find healing.
Are you looking for a compassionate listening ear? Are you ready to make some changes in your life? Do you need extra support as an individual, parent, child, or family?
These are just a few of the ways collaborative, client-centered and creative therapies can help you. In a non-judgmental, open-minded & open-hearted place, we can work through life’s challenges. As an MFT Associate who is working toward Play Therapy certification, I am supervised by my Clinical Supervisor, Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S.
Outside of therapy, my hobbies include spending time with my dog, Chance, hiking, and relaxing at home. I like to explore my own creative side through arts, literature, and writing. My first career was training horses and I continue to train when not in the therapy room. I love live music and exploring our vast world through travel.
***Leslie has some limited Telehealth availability at this time for clients ages 8 years and older. Her in-person availability is full. She works with children 5+, teens, parents, families, adults, and couples. She accepts payment through HSA/FSA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits and has a limited number of sliding scale openings per month. Typical 50-minute appointments with Leslie are a $100 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $150 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***
Leslie can be reached directly at 502-684-2183 or TherapistLeslie@protonmail.com.