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Leslie Auld

Leslie Auld, LMSW, ACSW - Offering Face to Face/Telehealth


Founder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Licensed Master of Social Work, Academy of Certified Social Workers

Everyone experiences difficulties in life from time to time. Every relationship has its painful moments. It is simply part of being human. When it is happening to YOU, it can seem daunting to know how to cope or make changes you want to make in your life. I have been helping people learn to find their own inner wisdom, move through the painful times, and make important changes for 30 years. You will find here a supportive partner in your healing or in healing your relationship.

I specialize in ISTDP Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy. ISTDP is an emotion-focused and experiential dynamic therapy based on findings from neuroscience, physiology, mindfulness, attachment experiences, and psychodynamic theory.  Your goals and concerns will be addressed in a rapid and active manner.

ISTDP is an effective and well-researched approach that is useful in addressing issues including typical problems in living, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, self-defeating patterns, stagnation in one’s life, trauma and abuse issues, and significant clinical conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders. Notably ISTDP is also a complementary treatment for medical problems and is effective in treating medically unexplained symptoms, for example headaches or chronic pain for which no medical reason is found.

In using this method, we will act as a team to pay focused and caring attention to you during each moment of your session.  The focus in ISTDP is to help one overcome internal resistance to experiencing feelings about present or past conflicts and to activate the healthy forces and strengths within you.  The previously avoided emotions will be processed and worked through bringing the possibility of intimacy with self and others by experiencing your emotional truth in the moment.

I look forward to working together to achieve your goals.  Congratulations on taking this step towards fulfillment and well-being.




  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Issues

Other Practice Areas

  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Emotional Disturbances
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders


  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)


  • Individual Adults 18+
  • LGBTQ+ Populations


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