Lesley Henderson, Ed.S.
Who am I?
As I work toward my Master’s degree and Licensed Professional Counselor status, I provide in-person and telehealth counseling services to children, teens and young adults, adults, and couples. The path of life has its obstacles and challenges, and I am here to help clients navigate the crossroads they face on their journey. As a recovering perfectionist, I know that imperfection connects us as humans and allows opportunities for growth and acceptance. I help clients see the beauty found in imperfection and consider new perspectives to help them become “unstuck” and move forward. I value humor and compassion as tools to help people maneuver through problems. Serving as a companion for clients on a path to wellness is my life’s great calling.
My background is in school psychology, which has offered me extensive experience determining and supporting the mental health and educational needs of pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students. I have specialized knowledge and experience with autism and other types of neurodivergence, which is an area of interest for me. I also served college students needing ADA accommodations for a variety of diagnosed conditions in a university setting. This experience gave me a passion for working with young adults and their unique challenges. The ups and downs of motherhood are also near and dear to me.
Outside of my professional life, I am married and the mother of three school-aged children. I am a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and enjoy teaching and practicing yoga in our community. I am a lifelong learner and love to broaden my knowledge and understanding of a variety of topics. I also love to read and to travel.
I love working with:
- Clients challenged by anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress management, self-esteem concerns, identity issues, LGBTQIA+ issues, and relationship issues
- Individuals on the Autism Spectrum, those with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and individuals who consider themselves neurodivergent
- Clients with perinatal, postpartum, and parenting issues
- Clients who are grieving or who are confronted with loss
Some of my favorite approaches include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Play therapy
- Group counseling