“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.”
We’ve all heard the phrase “no one is perfect” so why do we expect ourselves to be? We put so much pressure on ourselves to be the perfect mother, wife, sister, friend, employee, etc. while at the same time keeping a spic and span home, cooking gourmet meals for our family, helping the little ones with their school work, paying bills, etc. However, because perfection is unattainable we are setting ourselves up for failure.
Then feelings of frustration, procrastination, anxiety, depression, and never feeling good enoughitis start to rule our lives…I’ve been there!
Believe it or not it is possible to overcome the expectation of always believing we have to be perfect. Through therapy I will help you see your amazingness for yourself. It is when you start to accept yourself for who you truly are that you allow change to enter
your life. It is when you are able to be authentic with yourself and others that you can let go of being exhausted from trying to be everything you’re not.
But Leslie, will acceptance of myself make me complacent? Absolutely
not! On the contrary, once we accept ourselves for who we are it allows us to grow and evolve into better versions of ourselves. Just because we get to a place of acceptance with ourselves doesn’t mean there aren’t things we want to be different. Life is more balanced when we show ourselves a fair amount of self-compassion, and the ability to accept, appreciate, and enjoy what´s already there.
Who I Am As A Therapist
My clients describe me as compassionate and friendly. My passion is working with women of all ages to help remove the blocks that are keeping them from being their best selves. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be vulnerable and share the tough feelings you feel like you can’t share with those closest to you. As you discover and get more comfortable sharing your real wants and needs you will build the skills that
will enable you to show yourself to others.
I graduated in 2013 from John Brown University with a MS degree in Community Counseling. After I graduated I worked at an agency for five years where I discovered my passion for working with women. In 2017, I started a private practice with a colleague and haven’t turned back. In fall of 2017 I completed a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training through Behavioral Tech. In addition, I’m always reading, listening to podcasts by other professionals, and taking online courses to try to improve my knowledge and skills.
A Little More About Me
When I’m not working at my private practice I love spending time with my husband, kiddos, and dogs. They keep me on my toes! I’m an early riser, a hater of grammar, and a lover of Audible and Chick-fil-A (like literally I went to Chick-fil-A on my wedding day and for my bachelorette party). I would love to talk to you more about whether or not we would be a good fit.
Call now to schedule a free 15 minute consultation, (479) 802-4599.