I am a cutting- edge holistic Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education, with almost 30 years of experience. I have had experience in a variety of settings in-patient, community based clinics, residential for Dual Diagnosed, wilderness and school interventions for high risk youth K-12. I also co-founded an agency to assist families with autistic children who experience a high rate of divorce and separation. I enjoy teaching and using the Imago Method for couples and highly recommend the book "Getting the Love You Want" by Harvillle Hendrix.
I specialized in Primal Therapy which has helped me become an Adoption competent therapist helping people with trauma that can begin at birth. Experiential therapies including Equine Assisted Growth and Learning therapy EAGALA and Biofield Tuning therapy, Using Sound and breath to release trauma. Using the memory from our bodies to help us identify and clear traumas and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to encourage overall well- being for body, mind and spirit.
I have an international private practice influenced by my work with Dr. Arthur Janov (I am one of six Primal Therapist worldwide to be certified by Dr. Janov before his death).
My Master’s Thesis entitled “Horses as Therapy; Treating Sexually Abused Adolescents” 1989 was inspired by my love of horses and their healing abilities. My love of animals and how horses helped me heal from early trauma is chronicled in the book "Soul Recovery: Equine Assisted Activities for Healing from Abuse by Others, Loss of Others & Loss of Self. “Nussen&Becker”.
I approach each person from a holistic perspective drawing from my own personal story and my extensive experience from hundreds of clients with every issue on the spectrum of the human experience. I consider myself an enthusiastic, creative, and passionate therapist, supervisor and educator who believes each person holds the answers to their truth and with the right tools and support those answers are revealed and your life purpose fulfilled.
The inner journey is probably one of the most poignant and most fulfilling journeys we can take together and it is my honor to join someone on this messy and beautiful self-discovery of one’s truth.
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LMFT #27676 (Expires: 2022-02-28)
Very patient and knows how to get to the heart of the issues to help process them. She’s truly wonderful!
Leslie is great