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About Leslie Cloninger, LCSW, LCASA

A firm believer in self-actualization, Leslie is eager to empower her clients through helping them develop the tools they need to be able to help themselves. As a provider, she feels honored and excited to help clients on their journeys towards more balanced, healthier lives. Prioritizing client comfort and collaboration, Ms. Cloninger helps people gain insight into their thought and behavioral patterns in order to grow and change in positive ways. She works to help people fully experience their emotions and learn how to regulate them through building self-compassion and acceptance. Her approach to psychotherapy is eclectic as she has training and experiences with a wide range of modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Gottman Level I and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT).

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Depression
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Personality Disorder
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-2 LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.

Education & Certifications

– Masters in Social Work from the North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
– Central District Representative of the National Association of Social Workers Board of Directors
– Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC
– Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate
– Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

Accepted Insurance

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Reviews

BH

December 18, 2019

Very pleasant, first therapy visit.

CH

December 4, 2019

I think everything went really well. We both liked her a lot!

MR

November 21, 2019

Very comfortable and professional

DA

November 13, 2019

The experience was inspiring.

DK

August 21, 2019

There was no front desk, just walked in and waited for clinician to come out

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.