With over 25 years experience helping people to resolve issues related to trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), communication, relationships, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, parenting, grief, and divorce, Leslie is well equipped to assist you in making the changes you desire.
Leslie has worked to develop a wide skill base in order to adopt the right approach for you. Drawing from several treatment methods, you will benefit from working with Leslie to make positive changes in your life. With a background in neurosciences Leslie's work in the field of psychology draws on physiological principles and an understanding of how our brains work and the role they play in our emotions and behaviours.
Some approaches that Leslie uses in her work include:
* Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a well researched method of treatment offering practical, time-tested techniques aimed at making measurable changes in your life. CBT has a high effectiveness rating and is the most studied treatment for depression, anxiety and PTSD.
* Solution Focused Therapy is a good choice for short-term treatment and is often used when clients attend therapy through an Employee Assistance Plan.
* Narrative Therapy is an exciting treatment option through which people learn to shift the role or impact of problems in their lives.
* Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy and Gestalt Therapy are other treatment theories that inform Leslie's work and ideas about change.
Leslie and her husband moved to the Comox Valley from Vancouver in order to raise their three children. She has worked as a parent educator, therapist in a non-profit organization, and since 1999, as therapist and partner in Pacific Therapy & Consulting Inc.