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Leslie Hansen is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor and she also serves as the Director of Directions Counseling Group. She received her Master’s degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary and has placed her emphasis on couples as well as individuals who’ve experienced trauma.
No matter when a trauma occurred, it can be difficult to discuss. Leslie is committed to taking the time necessary to help you feel comfortable in processing the event in order to improve your relationships, restore inner peace, and experience greater satisfaction in life. Using Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Leslie can help lessen the impact that thoughts and feelings have on your life. Leslie is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to help groups heal from trauma they’ve witnessed/experienced.
In some cases, trauma may impact a marriage. Leslie’s training in Emotionally Focused Therapy helps her connect with the couple on a deeper level. She helps both the husband and wife recognize the purposes behind their behavior and inspires each person to see the other person’s positive intent. Taking judgement out of the communication cycle, developing a more positive regard toward one another and creating a more secure bond with a partner helps to restore a sense of trust and build hope in the relationship. Leslie also uses many of the Gottman tools when educating couples, providing them with insights to themselves and the role they play in the life of the marriage.
Other areas of expertise include adult ADHD, parenting education, and codependency recovery. She has prepared and led many parenting workshops, ADHD seminars, marital and premarital intensives, as well as numerous self-help seminars.
Leslie provides Telehealth sessions online for clients in Ohio, Florida, and Vermont.
Master of Arts, Clinical Pastoral Counseling
Ashland Theological Seminary
1480 Manning Pkwy, Powell, OH 43065
6797 N. High Street Suite 350
Columbus, OH 43085
Monday – Thursday | 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.