About Leslie

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC

I was born and raised in Austin, TX and attended Texas A&M University where I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Afterwards, I attended Sam Houston State University where I completed my Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I’ve been fortunate to have a variety of training and work experiences in both public and private settings with a broad range of clients from different cultures, backgrounds, and ages which has shaped and molded me into the therapist I am today. I have been able to help clients effectively by utilizing integrative approaches in cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused interventions.

After moving to Florida, I worked at The Watershed, which is a private inpatient substance abuse and detox facility. I also worked with adolescents, adults and seniors with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the Fort Lauderdale Hospital. I returned to college counseling working as a Staff Counselor at Barry University’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Service where I treated a diverse student population on a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin issues, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, grief and loss, sleep disturbances, and self-esteem issues as well as eating disorders and substance abuse. While working at Barry, I also had a small private practice.

After leaving Florida, I moved to Oahu, Hawaii where I had a full-time private practice for five years. I had the pleasure of working with military service members and their families, local Hawaiians, as well as mainlanders living in Hawaii. It was during this time that I realized my passion for helping individuals and couples through my work in private practice.

Since returning to Texas, I’ve re-established my private practice in San Antonio.  I also still provide some counseling services to clients in Hawaii via telemental health.

I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and the Hawaii Psychological Association. My hobbies include traveling, hiking, snorkeling, and playing card games. I’m also an animal lover and enjoy playing with my dog at home.

Associations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • National Board of Certified Counseling

 

 

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17806 IH 10, Suite 300
San Antonio, TX 78257

Ledwards.therapy@gmail.com
(210) 693-7131

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