Les is a Therapist at The Refuge Center and holds a Specialist in Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. Les also earned a B.S. in Psychology at MTSU and is currently pursuing LPC licensure. Les is an active member of the American Counselors Association and the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association.
Les became interested in counseling after working in the addictions field for many years. Les’ focus is on adults with addiction issues and children with transition and trauma experiences. Les believes in using an integrative approach to counseling with a focus on client-centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches.
Les believes that the therapeutic relationship is built on mutual trust and understanding and provides a safe space for clients to focus on their goals.