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PhD, LPC, NCC Lesa Leiden

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Lesa Leiden is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: PhD, LPC, NCC
Years in Practice: 11
State: VA

Are you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed? Are you in a challenging relationship? I can help. I counsel individuals and couples on how to build better relationships and provide coaching for life direction. Sometimes we all need support to deal with life issues. I have been providing services for more than 17 years specializing in relationship issues and the pursuit of happiness.

I create a safe environment and customize my services to fit the unique needs and desires of the individuals I serve. As an experienced professional I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to best meet everyone's needs. I draw upon the Gottman Technique, Jungian principles, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor.

I am a regular guest on KCAA Radio, Transformation Talk Radio & News for the Soul.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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I work well with her. So far she has been great.

Feb 23, 2023


Lesa is great! She always listens to my problems and comes up practical solutions that fit my needs.

Sep 21, 2022


I find Lesa to be warm and engaging. She listens and responds thoughtfully. She is helpful for me with specific ideas on how to go forward.

R.O.·Jun 10, 2022


Lesa is amazing. she is respectful. kind. empathetic and allows you to share in a safe space. while still holding accountability and assertion for you to take the tools you learn in your sessions and apply them immediately in your life. i am so thankful for Lesa and all that i have been able to share and work through with her. even in a short amount of time i feel more empowered in my thoughts, choices and ways of communication. thank you Lesa for helping me in this season of my life.

A.J.·Nov 29, 2021


Lesa is amazing! I always feel so much better after talking to her

S.A.·Oct 08, 2021


She's amazing

T.O.·Aug 26, 2021


I have a very busy schedule and struggle with managing my emotions. Lesa has helped me understand my deeper emotions and where they come from. She has already made an impact on how I feel in everyday life situations. I have always kept my emotions bottled up. Lesa has helped me improve on my self and my mental care. I can’t wait to start feeling happier and more motivated.

N.A.·Aug 02, 2021


Lesa is my third therapist. From my first appointment with her I felt a strong connection, she cared, she listened, & ultimately treated my like a normal person no matter the situation.

M.A.·Jun 17, 2021


Lesa is amazing. Her guidance and support has been essential to my mental health while navigating quarantine and becoming a mom!

S.A.·May 17, 2021


Lesa is amazing. I can't believe I struggled on my own for so long before I actually decided to reach out for help. Lesa understands my problems, she listens without judgement, and helps guide me through concrete exercises to work through my anxiety. I have made more self improvements in the few short months of working with Lesa than I ever did on my own.

S.A.·Jun 10, 2020



S.O.·May 01, 2020


Lesa's insight and guidance are so helpful in progressing through issues. Her expertise has enriched my life.

S.A.·Oct 04, 2019


Lesa is highly qualified and experienced in helping. She is someone I trust and would recommend.

M.I.·Sep 01, 2019


Lesa is wonderful, very relatable and easy to talk to. Sometimes people can be intimidating, especially when talking about private matters, she is not in the slightest. Would recommend!

C.A.·Jul 30, 2019


Lesa has been great. I think there has been a lot of patience on the subjects I would like to address because I am jumping around. I am settling in to this type of counseling and Lesa is making it the most comfortable situation.

B.O.·Apr 24, 2019


Lesa is such a sweet person. She just is so down to Earth and really seems to care about what I’m telling her as opposed to the last in person therapist I saw who gave me routine breathing exercises that it seems she gives to everyone. Lesa makes it very easy to talk to her about whatever is on your mind, totally judgement free, and actually helps you address and dissect issues. She is awesome!

R.Y.·Apr 05, 2019


Lesa is absolutely the best!

M.A.·Apr 02, 2019


She has been great talking to me and i feel like she's right in the room with me. It's good to talk to someone and knowing your getting much of heading nodding to understanding what i am going through

A.P.·Feb 09, 2019


Lesa has been great. I enjoy our video sessions and the processing strategies she’s been giving me. I also feel very comfortable talking to her. Thanks Lesa!

N.A.·Jan 07, 2019


Lesa is very personable & knowledgeable. She cares & wants to help, always thinking of different ways.

M.E.·Dec 12, 2018


Lesa is one of the best counselors I have ever worked with, she listens, gives great advice and empathizes really well. She makes me feel heard and offers solutions when I'm looking for them, not just venting. I am so thankful to be working with her.

H.A.·Aug 22, 2018


Lesa is wonderful and an amazing listener. She is kind and provides wisdom without judgement.

C.A.·Aug 20, 2018


She is wonderful. She listened to my story and led me to ways to handle my anxiety and issues. I feel she really cares about me and if I picked, I would pinpoint her to help anyone I feel needs help. She makes me feel comfortable enough to talk about my past and helps me push past things I never thought was possible.

R.E.·Aug 16, 2018


I worked with Lesa for a week. She is very kind, understanding and professional. After listing to her recommendations I found myself back and now I feel way better. Love you dear Lesa! You are such a wonderful and lovely soul.

L.A.·Jul 09, 2018


Lesa is very kind, helpful, understanding and helps me a lot to understand what I'm feeling, why, and feel like I made some improvement in my life, all thanks to what she has said to me.

K.E.·Jun 28, 2018


This was my first time seeking therapy and I would highly recommend Lesa. She is very relatable and very well trained in her field. I honestly didn't have much faith in this whole experience before signing up but she has completely changed my outlook. She has helped me better myself as a person but also as partner in my relationship. I can't thank better help enough for being an affordable option for counseling, but more importantly I'm most appreciative for Lesa offering guidance in my journey.

Z.A.·Jun 20, 2018


Lesa has been helping me to process a very long and hard break up. I appreciate her patience, validation, and understanding. She is helping me to think about things in a different way and I'm benefiting from her expertise and skill as a therapist.

J.E.·Jun 11, 2018


Lesa is wonderful in helping me get through the tough times I am experiencing right now. As a first timer on BetterHelp I felt that it helped me gained some new perspective especially with a great listener like Lesa.

W.I.·Jun 09, 2018


She has been helping me tremendously!! She has put a lot of things in perspective and I am getting better at finding peace and learning how to cope with everything going on!

T.Y.·May 30, 2018


Lesa Leiden offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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