Leslie FaulknerLPC

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In Central Time

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

As an introvert who thrives on one-on-one communication, individual counseling is a perfect fit for my personality. I am also an information gatherer and artist which influences my approach in that I find both the logical/ left brain and the right brain creative/ expressive approach appealing.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach is a creative one that focuses on solution-focused, strength-based, and expressive techniques. Respect for the individual and their self-expression is of the utmost importance to me. We can make art together or talk. I am very flexible with my approach and listen to my clients' needs.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

One insight that became clear in my work with clients is that grief/ loss comes in many forms beyond the loss or death or a loved one. It can be the loss of socialization, a relationship from a break up or friendship ending, or moving to a new place. This insight guides my approach by talking about the stages of grief including the sixth stage, finding meaning.



Artists' mental health

Bipolar disorder

Coping Skills

General Expertise





Social Anxiety

Academic challenges


College & graduate student issues



First Session


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Art Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Mandt Training


TX, LPC, 74623


Master’s degree in Art Therapy University of Louisville

Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology Ball State University

Work History

I have Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy. My interest in Art Therapy began in 2010 during my first internship and found it helpful for processing emotions like depression, anxiety, and grief. Over the past 10 years I have worked in a variety of settings including schools and hospitals with individuals living with mood disorders and/ or who are coping with life transitions.


3200 Kirby Drive, Houston, 77098, TX