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 asking for help is brave and a sign of strength. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor. I am able to see clients via telehealth anywhere in Florida. 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 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and use Exposure Response Prevention, because it's the gold standard treatment for OCD. 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. Some populations that I have experience with with are adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, trauma, anxiety, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA, and social anxiety.
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.......”