More About Leslie – MA, LPCC-S
Leslie Hansen is an independently licensed professional clinical counselor and she also serves as the Chief Operating Officer at 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.
In some cases, the trauma may impact the marriage or family unit. 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 webcam consults online for existing clients who request service from their home or remote locations.