I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Ilene Leshinsky. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) which means I am licensed as a psychotherapist in New York State and I have had over seventeen years of counseling experience working especially with women. 
I graduated from Boston University School of Social Work specializing in counseling adults and in group work. I love working with women of all ages (including adolescents). It’s not easy being a woman in today’s world with multiple demands on our time and energy. I’m gratified when I can help women learn to carve out time for themselves, to enhance their lives and their interactions with their loved ones. It’s amazing how depression lifts and anxiety lessens when we learn to value and take care of ourselves!

Many women come to me who are struggling with weight, eating and body image issues (please see the BodySense pages on this website). Women also enter counseling because they are feeling stuck in their relationships or are feeling that their self esteem needs bolstering. Some women come because they are still experiencing the repercussions of childhood or adult trauma. If you are one of these women, I hope you will call me.

And...I love working with couples. I believe that we choose our partners in order to learn and grow from them - and to heal from the wounds of childhood. When we get in touch with those original connections, and learn to communicate in more loving ways, we strengthen our relationships.

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My office is conveniently located at 159 Margaret Street, Suite 300 in Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Please call at 518-570-6164 to make an appointment for counseling and/or to learn more about BodySense. You can also contact me by email at ilene@primelink1.net.

I look forward to hearing from you.