LEELA GERSHENSON COUNSELING
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a not a destination." Carl Rogers
LGBTQIA2+ Safe Space
Welcome and congratulations! Beginning therapy can be intimidating, but I believe that asking for help is brave and that we all work better with others on our side! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor. I am able to see clients via telehealth anywhere in Florida and Virginia. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life. I specialize in all subtypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Phobias. I use Exposure Response Prevention, because it's the gold standard treatment for these disorders. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness based Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
"IF YOU'RE WILLING TO INVEST A LITTLE TIME IN YOURSELF, YOU CAN LEARN TO MASTER YOUR MOODS MORE EFFECTIVELY, JUST AS AN ATHLETE WHO PARTICIPATES IN A DAILY CONDITIONING PROGRAM CAN DEVELOP GREATER ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH." DAVID BURNS
I will tailor our sessions to the areas that are most important to you. I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Phobias and also have experience working with adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, depression, trauma, generalized anxiety, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA populations.
YOU ARE IN CONTROL
My job is not to give you advice, but rather to help you recognize your strengths to use them to make positive changes.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
It's important to have someone on your side. By working together, I can help you to recognize what issues that are most important to you, to trust your own wisdom and recognize your strengths. My goal is to help empower you to move in a direction that is most meaningful for you.
“Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.......”