Leska Meeler, LPC
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Leska has been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1999, starting in Texas and transferring her license in 2003 to Alabama.  She is also credentialed to supervise other clinicians working towards obtaining their licensure  She has specialized training to do EMDR therapy (Pt. 1 & 2). 

 The majority of her experience is working with youth and adults that have experienced trauma and loss, marriage and family/relationship counseling, pre-marital counseling, parenting issues, anxiety, spiritual issues and life transitions.   She also has years of experience supervising and consulting other counselors, as well as, being a consultant for workplace transitions and management.

Leska’s theoretical orientation is solution-focused brief therapy, which builds off of the strengths and assets available within an individual in order to tap into creating change in the areas of their lives that have become stagnant, or problematic.  This is a goal-oriented therapy model that requires openness to the process and will entail an investment of time from the client to ‘experiment’ with practicing new ways of being outside of the therapy sessions.  Leska takes a supportive role as the clients push outside of their comfort zones, but her goal is to be a catalyst to empower clients to embrace the life they want for themselves. Therapy will not always ‘”feel comfortable.” Changing old habits, or thought patterns, can be a difficult process, but the abundant life we were created to have is worth the effort.

Insurance accepted:  UpriseHealth, Behavioral Health Systems (BHS), Blue Cross, Cigna, VIVA.  Accepts ONLY Behavioral Health Systems (BHS) & American Behavioral Employee Assistance Program (EAP) visits.    Private pay rate:  $130.

 

If the client is UNDER age 18, the first visit is a parent(s)-only meeting to collect a full history on the minor client.

Education 

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1998.
Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1998.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Religion, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1995.