Masters Level Counseling Intern
Leslie is an exceptional graduate student pursuing his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health
Counseling at Governor’s State University. He received a Bachelor’s in business management
and marketing from Chicago State University. Working in corporate and government settings
throughout his life has afforded him a realistic understand of the challenges we all face in
pursuing or best selves. Leslie retired from the US Army in 2017, having served in three combat
tours to pursue a passion for helping others through counseling and research. He’s conducted
extensive research into evidence-based treatments and their ability to affect change in the lives of
those who struggle with trauma and other mental health issues. Leslie’s specialty is working with
individuals and couples, health professionals, first responders, veterans, and their families and
those who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use.
As he would say… “No matter what the challenges we face, I am here present for you and a
motivated partner in the therapeutic process”.
“I believe in you and this is where our journey begins. That within all of us, a great capacity for
immense change and growth exist. Together, you and I will tap into this potential and work to
solve problems, confront conflict, and address personal challenges. Hope is just around the
corner. My goal as a clinician is to focus on your current needs and assist you with making life
affirming choices that lead to a healthier, more fulfilling life and self-actualization."