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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

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, Virginia and South Dakota.

I specialize in all subtypes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I use Exposure Response Prevention along with traditional CBT, and compassion focused therapy for OCD and anxiety disorders and Prolonged Exposure to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 
I am very passionate about utilizing Evidence Based Treatments. If you have worked in therapy and felt like you weren't getting specific tools you were looking for or are tired of learning about breathing techniques for intrusive thoughts than I may be a better fit for you. I enjoy providing psychoeducation and am transparent in techniques used and discussing why they work. I believe that understanding what is going on and why we are using certain techniques can be very empowering.

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"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

 
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CLIENT FOCUSED

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.

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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.

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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.......”


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SCHEDULE A SESSION

305-792-8560

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