Leslie Cates

(MA, LPC)
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About Me

Hi! My name is Leslie, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana with over 6 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, self-esteem, codependency, addictions, relationship issues, PTSD, and grief and loss. I have also helped many people who have struggled with the effects of childhood trauma and abusive relationships. I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling in December of 2016, from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I do not believe in stigmatizing labels. I approach therapy from a client-centered perspective: You determine your goals and direction for therapy, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I conduct therapy through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, and I draw on multiple treatment modalities to help clients achieve their desired goals, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance-and-Commitment Therapy. More specifically, I aim to help clients change their thoughts and perspectives to become more realistic and encouraging, while emphasizing purposeful acceptance and willingness to change. I also utilize interventions from Cognitive Processing Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help clients process traumatic experiences and manage difficult emotions.

It takes courage to seek help to achieve positive changes and healing for a more fulfilling life. Most importantly, I know that the ultimate peace comes from knowing and building your relationship with Jesus Christ! If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #7033 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 3 weeks

Leslie was great!

Written by M.I. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Leslie for 1 month

Leslie is a kind and insightful therapist. I feel very supported by her.