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Leslie Michelle Garber, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Do you ever feel you are not able to find the right words to communicate how you feel, who you are, or what you need from others in your life? Like a lot of us, do you wake up after a problem the day before thinking about what you “should have said” to have expressed yourself better, or if you should have used different words in trying to resolve a conflict in your life?

It is hard to reach out for help when you face difficulties, but you have made a very important step in coming to Therapy. Here you will find counselors with a wide variety of skill sets, areas of expertise, and personal therapy styles to match your individual needs and the goals you are trying to reach.

If we work together, we would work as a team. You are the most important part of reaching the improved life experience you are searching for. You bring the knowledge of the past experiences that have made you who you are and the intimate details of the problem areas that are challenging you today.

My approach to helping clients is to provide them with a safe and accepting space to share their life with a caring and empathetic listener. By bringing my expertise in mental health issues and knowledge of strategies for change and coping, we can craft the necessary game plan to identify your strengths and start setting short, attainable goals to guide you on your journey.

My areas of special interest are working with clients suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem whether it is due to everyday life, life transitions, career changes, relationship issues, or domestic violence. However, we don't come in nice, neat little packages, so I am also able to address a variety of other issues as well.

I received my Master in Social Work from the University of Texas San Antonio. I enjoy the outdoors and taking my dogs, Bella and Remy, with me as often as possible, especially on road trips. I love to learn new things such as dance, trying new recipes, and watching DIYS. In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and listening to podcasts. I love to travel and get to know other cities, states, and countries as well as their people and cultures.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

TX LCSW 67404


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leslie Michelle Garber. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Michelle is a caring person who is knowledgeable and helpful in working through different feelings. I appreciate her approach and input. It is usually very thought provoking and insightful. In addition, she is always researching and providing other resources that have been helpful.

I appreciate her time and availability!

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Leslie Michelle for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes