Leslie Bess

LCSW

Hello, I am Leslie!

I'm a BILINGUAL Spanish and English licensed LCSW with over twenty years providing counseling to clients in need. I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology from William Paterson University and my Masters degree in Social Work from New York University. I've worked in many different clinical settings ever since. I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. To give you some insight, my treatment approach tends to be cognitive behavioral in nature, but I like to tailor my approach to an individual’s goals and particular needs. What that means is that I like to collaborate with a client to find active steps to take to better one’s quality of life. It is solution-focused, and brief in nature. I believe that self-care and mindfulness are essential tools for quality of life, yet we aren’t always taught how to do that for ourselves.  My clients say that I am direct, yet compassionate, and that they feel validated and empowered to make needed changes in their lives.

Look forward to meeting you!

Education

Language Spoken

English
Spanish

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