Leslie Worley (she/hers)

Accepting Clients

I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Clinical Social Worker in ,

About My Clients

If you are really exhausted by having your life run by intense emotions, intrusive thoughts and unhealthy behaviors because of them, I get it. So are so many people, and so was I. Anxiety, depression, harmful thoughts toward yourself, all can be so destructive in our lives. If you're willing to do the sometimes painful work, I'm ready to be there with you, experiencing it, witnessing it, sitting in it with you. And over time, you'll learn to ride the waves instead of being pulled under!

My Background and Approach

Blending DBT and ACT (otherwise known as Contextually Focused DBT (C-DBT)) has been transformative for many people I've worked with in helping them learn how to live by their values instead of letting emotions and intrusive thoughts control or overwhelm their lives. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and core beliefs and changing them into effective ways of living by providing empathy, authenticity, and acceptance while also challenging current solutions to the problem/issue. My overall model is: Accept-Expose-Defuse-Transform. In my practice, I will never ask the person sitting across from me to do something I myself have not done. Meaning, I live my life by C-DBT and don't just use it as an "intervention." I also use a lot of humor, direct and transparent communication.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My approach to therapy was turned on its head in the best way when I was trained over several years in Contextually Focused DBT. I believe this therapy can be absolutely life changing for anyone who is willing to be open and do the work that is often painful to engage in, in order to lead a life that they want to live. I have personally transformed my own life, in the ways that I engage with others, engage with my own emotional waves of anxiety and distress, and especially with the way I engage with intrusive thoughts, which are can be so harmful. My current clients have experienced the same transformations and I feel truly honored to experience it along side of them. I believe dogs are the best of us and we can truly learn a lot from the way they live their lives. They are some of the most mindful creatures, living each moment for the moment alone. They also forgive easily and quickly and I have learned unconditional love from them. I am also an ally to the LGBTQ community!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Taoism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session

Reach out to Leslie