Leslie Reed Shields

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R

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Leslie Reed Shields

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Norwalk, CT 06850
(516) 252-0595
Offers online therapy

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About

My psychotherapy practice is informed by formal training in contemplative and psychodynamic therapies, valuing health and wellness. My framework is a natural outcome of my own ongoing therapeutic work and developing spiritual practice, allowing me to more fluently move between the spiritual language of love and compassion and the psychological language of emotional distress and resiliency. The focus is on the here and now, understanding that your early developmental experiences affect your present feelings, mood, and behavior, often masking your natural capacity for well-being. Those experiencing life changes, challenges, transitions, such as loss and grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, work-related issues would benefit.
Individual, Couples, Family Therapy to those experiencing challenging life events wishing to restore a wholeness that is life affirming. Supervision: Clinicians are introduced to a Contemplative Model; trusting our inner knowing in service of our clients, unleashing hope and creativity, essential for individual growth, where its wisdom is at the heart of all emotional healing.
Working contemplatively, we uncover these patterns of behavior and beliefs that interfere with personal and professional growth, making room for continuous self-reflection, deepening awareness, and the development of stronger, more sustaining connections. A successful therapeutic experience ensures a genuine collaboration between client and therapist where new understanding can emerge.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $250
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / R030570
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: Fordham University
  • Year Graduated: 1983

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: William Alanson White Institute / Organizational Development
  • Certificate Date: 1997
  • Certificate: Smith College School of Social Work / Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2008

Leslie Reed Shields's Groups

Practitioner Group

Practitioner Group : For those interested in nurturing a contemplative foundation in their practice, participants are offered a milieu that values curiosity; in which they are encouraged to ask of themselves and each other the questions that are the central action to transformation and individuation.

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Location

Norwalk, CT 06850
(516) 252-0595
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Abortion, maternal health, post partum depression
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis

Client Focus

Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Contemplative/ Spiritual/ Buddist Psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 3 Feb 2022
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Leslie Reed Shields

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R