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Lesley's Services and Therapy Approach

Counseling is a commitment to being your best self; to prepare your emotions and thought processes to handle the future with confidence and full realization of your potential. Sometimes reaching that full and bright prospect requires retrieving and dealing with issues of the past, no matter how long ago life's challenges were a part of your life. For this reason, I work with people of a wide age range, with individuals, couples and families. Below is a quick list of the parameters I use in determining how best to help you:

 

Counseling Clients

These are the people Lesley works with on a regular basis:

  • Individuals, age 12 and over
  • Couples
  • Families
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    Concerns you may have:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression
  • Difficult relationships
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Healing childhood wounds
  • Grief recovery
  • Healing for body image issues
  • Life transitions
  • Women's issues
  • Not sure? Contact me, and I'll be happy to consult with you on your needs.
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    Therapy services you may experience with Lesley:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy:
  • This is Lesley's primary approach to counseling. Less intensive than classical psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapy usually consists of a weekly commitment of self exploration and actualization. Within this realm of thinking, we work towards understanding internal and often subconscious conflicts that lead to dysfunctional life choices. As you revisit past experiences in a safe, non-judgmental environment, you can reprogram self-talk and responses to negative stimuli for a healthier emotional approach to life.

  • Guided Imagery:
  • In Guided Imagery you will practice well-being in every aspect of your body. You will control your breathing, relax your muscles and use your own thinking and visualization skills to enter a state of deep relaxation, success and wholeness. Guided Imagery is similar to meditation, but you will take this journey with your trusted counselor.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
  • This is a psychotherapeutic approach to wellness that focuses on improving dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thought processes through a goal-oriented, systematic approach. With CBT you will consciously remove negative emotional symptoms in your life.