Leslie Scott, LCSW - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Leslie Scott

Leslie Scott


25 years of experience
Solution oriented

Navigating through the paths of life can be challenging. You don't have to journey them alone. My name is Leslie Scott aka the Esteem Counselor. I am here to support you along your journey with a clinical road map and conversation to make your journey easier to endure. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 25 plus years of experience specializing in Culturally Based Therapy, Christian Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, Life Transitions, Relationships, Family, Couples, Trauma, Veterans, Diversity, Inclusion, and Narcissistic Abuse. I work with a diversity of clients and would welcome the opportunity to support you as you navigate through this phase of your life's journey.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

What made you decide to seek counseling support now? Many people come to counseling for many reasons. During the initial session, we will explore what is driving you to set therapy goals and what your desired outcome looks like. I will suggest evidence-based therapies that would be most effective to help you attain your desired therapeutic destination. At each therapy visit, we will explore how the objectives that were set to meet your goal are helping you progress and will collaborate on changes to interventions, as needed until you have reached your targeted goal or decide to change direction. I will offer assessments, resources, and referrals along the way to support your efforts when possible.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Attachment Theory Client-Centered Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Internal Family Systems Mindfulness Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Therapy Varies clinical measures: DSM-5 Cross Cutting Symptoms Measure, PHQ-9, GAD-7, Columbia, and more.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

The name of my private practice is Esteem Counseling LLC. I am passionate about working with those that have a sense that they are flawed individuals. Those that struggle to connect with others and believe as if they have no worth or little worth in comparison to others. I enjoy helping clients see their intrinsic value. I enjoy engaging them in the detective work of exploring the ways their core values were formed and the cognitive biases and distortions that may have formed as a result. I enjoy seeing the light in individuals’ eyes when they realize how these thoughts have shaped their emotions and behavior throughout the years and the relief to know they aren't innately flawed and empowered to change how they show up in life by changing their beliefs.

About Leslie Scott

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