• Leslie Varela

    Leslie Varela, MS, LPC Associate

    Supervised by: Dr. Shirin Khosravi, LPC-S

    Welcome to your space, where empathy and understanding form the foundation of our therapeutic journey. I’m dedicated to supporting individuals navigate the complexities of their emotions and experiences. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents who've faced sexual trauma finally find peace of mind and safety. For adults, we already have so much going on that dealing with the side effects of trauma just feels like too much. For teens, adolescence is a critical period of development, and navigating trauma during this time can be particularly challenging. Whether it’s the aftermath of a difficult life event or an ongoing struggle, I’m here to provide a safe and supportive space. I’m passionate about guiding individuals towards healing and growth.

    My approach is rooted in addressing trauma using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I believe in the strength and resilience of everyone, and my goal is to use TF-CBT, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Somatic Experiencing to empower adolescents to process their experiences, develop coping mechanisms, and move towards a healthier, more fulfilling life. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults who may have encountered various forms of trauma. Additionally, I work with those with chronic stress such as familial challenges, academic pressures, or community-related stress.

    If you are seeking a compassionate and understanding counselor to support yourself or your child on their journey to healing, I am here. I’m dedicated to creating a therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect, where clients feel heard and validated. I believe that everyone can heal, which influences how I approach both my personal and professional life. My hope is that you no longer feel alone and stuck but safe, empowered, and supported. If you’d like to start making a difference in your or your loved one’s life I’m here when you’re ready.

    I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. I offer online therapy for those living in Texas. I received my master's degree in counseling from Texas A&M-Commerce and my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. I’m currently under the supervision of Dr. Shirin Khosravi, LPC-S who has been in the field of counseling for over 13 years.



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