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Leslie Epstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in New York, NY. She has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples, and specializes in helping clients with relationship and interpersonal issues. Many of her clients also suffer from anxiety and low self-esteem, and they begin therapy as a way of instigating greater assertiveness. Others hope to process through difficult emotions in the face of grief, chronic illness, aging, cultural adjustment, and identity topics.
Leslie is a warm, engaging therapist who lets the client lead where sessions go. She takes a strengths-based perspective, seeing that each person she meets with holds innate resilience and guides them towards accessing effective coping. She also practices psychodynamic therapy, encouraging clients to reflect on how their deep-seated beliefs and values influence their relationships with others.
Leslie earned a Master’s degree in Social work from New York University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch Zicklin School of Business. With her background in business, she enjoys working with professionals and providing support as clients navigate career transitions and workplace issues.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
New York: R048305-1