Psychotherapist

How I Work

 
Psychotherapist

I’m a psychotherapist who works with people who are striving for a personal sense of well-being and balance. In order to have a genuine connection to a therapist, trust is vital for therapy to work. I have experience in helping people with life transitions, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, anger, anxiety, and trauma.

 
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Background

My background is diverse, with many rich experiences. I received a Bachelor’s in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, and worked for 13 years as a photojournalist for daily newspapers. However, I wanted to get out from behind the camera and have a deeper connection with people, so I set a goal of becoming a psychotherapist.


​Relocating back to Austin, I completed my Master of Arts in Human Services from St. Edward’s University, graduating in 1996. I have worked in a variety of settings, including a MHMR clinic, a pre-release prison focusing on chemical dependency issues, a psychiatric hospital, and an adoption agency. Since 2002, I have been in private practice in Austin working with older adolescents, adults, and couples.

 
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Issues I Work With

I work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, and shame. I often work with people who are in transition and are exploring creative new ways to approach old problems.

I have specialized training in helping people heal from traumas of their past, concerns in the present, or fears and worries about their future.

 
Therapy Office

The first step can be the hardest. If you're suffering from anxiety or depression, it can be difficult to find the motivation to try something new. ​


No matter how hard it is, the first step brings you closer to what you want. Take that first step! Call me at (512) 695-1660 or email me at leslie@leslietourish.com


We'll schedule a time to consult and find out how I can be of service to you as a therapist. All calls and emails are confidential and answered within 24 hours. (If you need my return call to be confidential, note that in your message.)

I look forward to helping you make lasting positive changes in your life!

 

(512) 695-1660

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm
By Appointment Only