Dr. Leslie Culver, LPC
What’s holding you back from living your best life? Trust the pull you feel – the sense that something is missing or could be better. Many of us are exhausted, anxious, and overwhelmed in our daily lives. Others complain of feeling numb or empty. Perhaps all the boxes are checked, but you still feel unfulfilled or disconnected. Fantastic news – you don’t have to remain stuck there. Human beings are designed to grow, change, and evolve. Ultimately, we are meant to live full, joyful lives. That’s why you’re here. The world needs what you have to offer.
I can assure you, based on both personal and professional experience, that wellness is worth the work. Small changes lead to big results and the effort you exert will come back multifold. Oh, and you don’t have to do it alone – we’re here to help each other. It is truly an honor and privilege to collaborate with my clients.
The therapeutic relationship fosters connection and communication, which inevitably produces insight and understanding – it is through this interaction that change, growth and transformation are possible. If you are willing to engage in the process, your quality of life can improve.
I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the goals of the client. In addition to reaping the rewards of counseling, walk and talk therapy offers the health benefits of physical activity and nature. This is an optional technique that can be discussed and adopted at any point during treatment.
I work from a holistic wellness model which attends to physical, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social, and spiritual health. I believe in emphasizing the unique strengths of each client and consider self-care to be critical. I’ll meet you where you are – I am client-centered and tailor treatment to each individual by pulling from various theoretical frameworks.
Clients describe me as professional and knowledgeable, but comfortable and informal…authentic, genuine…warm, kind, caring, compassionate…invested, empathic…welcoming, non-judgmental…inspirational and, most importantly, helpful.
Anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, parenting, relationships, weight loss, women’s issues.
I have clinical experience with children (play therapy), adolescents (activity therapy), adult individuals and couples counseling. I’ve facilitated group therapy focused on topics such as active parenting, grief and loss, as well as men’s domestic violence.
Work and Education
I’ve worked in publicly traded corporations, non-profit organizations, family-owned businesses, as well as both large public and small private universities. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, I made the decision to join the counseling profession so that I could help people lead healthier lives. I graduated with a master’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans in 2008 and a PhD from the University of New Orleans in 2011.