VICKYA LESLIE, PHDc
LGBTQ, POC, individuals, couples, and families are my passion. I'd love to help you.
STORY OF VICKYA LESLIE
~A Life in Words~
Hello! Welcome to my website! My name Vickya Leslie. I am a PhDc at Saybrook University studying Clinical Psychology. I am studying to become a licensed clinical psychologist for teenagers and young adults with severe mental health disorders who are struggling with trauma.
I am also a certified CBT Life Coach for Silicon Valley Therapy trained by Transformation Academy. Having worked as a school counselor, teacher, and applied behavior analysis therapist (ABA), I have ample experience working with teens and young adults.
In addition, the LGBTQ community is my safe haven! I take extreme pride in empowering queer folks to embrace their identity. I recognize how hard it can be for individuals to navigate the changes that occur while coming out and I want to help them with that difficult life transition.
In my sessions, I use a humanistic approach. I believe that my clients should have autonomy when making decisions and I work with clients collaboratively to guide them through their decision-making process. As a mindset coach (CBT), my aim is to help clients get rid of negative self-talk so that they can successfully reach their goals.
WHAT IS CBT LIFE COACHING?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Life Coaching focuses on cognitive-behavioral psychology. It places emphasis on how a person’s thinking influences his/her/their feelings and behavior.
CBT Life Coaching aims to improve a person’s effectiveness by reducing negative self-talk, stress and opening fresh possibilities for the future.
Specialties: Identity formation, LGBTQ teens, LGBTQ young adults, individuals of color, self-sabotage, stress, procrastination, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, feeling out of control
Clients: Individuals, Couples, Teens, Young Adults