Leslie Sullivan, LPC, NCC, CAADC

Degrees:

  • Temple University, Criminal Justice Administration (BA)
  • Capella University, Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Other Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor, Pennsylvania; Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor; National Certified Counselor; Certified Imago Therapist.

Other Training:  Treating Trauma Masters Series 2017, Seeking Safety Model focused on treating trauma and substance abuse concurrently both individually and in group therapy, ongoing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Living Therapy, Group Therapy, and ongoing LGBTQIA & Imago Therapy focused training.

Clinical Specialties: Trauma, substance abuse and co-occurring mental health, adult children of alcoholics and codependency, LGBT+, grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, life passages, women’s issues, group therapy, mindfulness, and mood disorders. Leslie additionally has a specialty in Imago Relational Therapy. Populations served include adolescents 14 and older, adults and women in midlife, seniors, and couples.

Practicing since: 1985

Positions Held and Honors Received: Capella University, Presidents List from 2013 through 2016 and graduated with high honors. Adjunct Instructor for Pennsylvania State University Department of Education, Counseling Department, Employee of the Month at Universal Community Behavioral Health July 2019 and as a trainer rated with high reviews, Odyssey of the Heart, Pyramid Healthcare, Crossroads Counseling Intern, Reading Hospital Detox, ADAPT both inpatient in Berks County Prison and an outpatient program.

Treatment Approach/Philosophy: At heart, I aim to be an agent for change. I love moments of new awareness among my clients—shifts in thinking that allow for meaningful and lasting change among people who have previously felt stuck or stymied by fear. I feel privileged to join people’s journeys by helping them face past challenges and heal old wounds, allowing them to thrive in the present and embrace the future. To facilitate my clients’ journeys toward the quality of life and relationships they desire, I use an integrative theoretical approach that is co-created with individuals throughout their treatment experience. Some of my favorite methods include CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Imago Relational Therapy, Intergenerational methods, Psychoeducation, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Brain-Spotting, and other bottom-up and top-down therapies. A passion of mine is working with folks and couples in remission and/or long-term recovery from substance abuse and/or codependency. I am deeply supportive of those in 12-step programs; recognizing the powerful, positive impact of such programs on people and families, I welcome those who hope to integrate The Steps in their therapy. I love working with individuals, families and all types of couples who are committed to the quality of their relationships, finding, giving, and keeping the love they desire.

Imago Relational Therapy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imago_therapy