Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

Leslie Becker-Phelps

Dr. Becker-Phelps, a licensed psychologist, is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker, and writer. She is a warm and engaging speaker who addressed audiences in large and intimate settings, inspiring them to change, grow, and heal. She is the author of the book Freeing Your Love from Insecurity (New Harbinger Publications, 2014). In addition to her blog for Psychology Today, she writes a blog – The Art of Relationships – for WebMD and is the relationships expert on WebMD’s Relationships and Coping Community

She graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. Then she completed her postdoctoral internship in New Mexico at the Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Hospital, where she treated Native American children and their families. After her contract ended, she worked at Monmouth Medical Center in NJ as a psychologist and pre-doctoral internship supervisor. Dr. Becker-Phelps later served as clinical director of Women's Psychological Services and chief of psychology at Somerset Medical Center in NJ, where she is still on the medical staff. 

My PT blog is Making Change.

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Making Change

Dr. Becker-Phelps, a licensed psychologist, is dedicated to helping people understand what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a therapist, speaker, and writer. She is an engaging speaker who has inspired audiences in large and intimate settings. She is the author of Freeing Your Love from Insecurity (available, 2014). In addition to her blog for PT, she writes a blog – The Art of Relationships – for WebMD and is the relationships expert on WebMD’s Relationships and Coping Community.