Leslie Tourish

How I work: 

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.


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

Issues I work with: 

I work with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, and shame. Often I work with people who are in transition and are exploring new, creative 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.



3975 Hwy 290 East,

Dripping Springs, TX 78620


(512) 695-1660


Mon - Fri: 8am - 3pm 

By Appointment Only


© Leslie Tourish