Alicia Lesniak, MS

Alicia Lesniak, MS

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counseling - MH 12418
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 12543
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Office 1
35 NE 40th Street
Suite 202
Miami, Florida 33137 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I typically charge $130-180 for individual session although I do offer sliding scale for a limited number of clients based on availability and need

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Effective treatment inspires measureable positive change. I provide compassionate and results-oriented therapy that is focused on helping individuals develop the emotional tools and life skills necessary to achieve their goals, get the most out of their interpersonal relationships and ultimately take responsibility for their personal growth and happiness. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidenced-based treatment for people who have difficulty managing their emotions, relationships and behaviors. My approach to therapy is to provide empirically based interventions in a warm, playful and transparent manner. When appropriate, I teach mindfulness and behavior change strategies in order to promote psychological flexibility and overall well-being.

Email or Call Alicia Lesniak, MS at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12543

More Info About My Practice

My specialty is working with treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, mood instability, disordered eating, substance abuse/dependence and impulsivity. I have particular interest in working with those who feel stuck and want a new approach to therapy that is collaborative, goal-oriented and psychoeducational in nature.

17 randomized clinical trials in 14 independent sites have shown that DBT reduces problem behavior, increases emotional stability, reduces/eliminates self-harming, reduces/eliminates suicidal urges/actions (and hospitalizations), improves functioning and communication in relationships, reduces/eliminates alcohol/drug abuse, and reduces/eliminates binge eating and bulimia among other compulsions.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in emotional dysregulation which often results in chaotic relationships, inability to control impulses, self-destructive behaviors, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in Borderline Personality Disorder which includes expertise on the following symptoms; suicidal ideation/intent, chaotic relationships, difficulty controlling impulses/destructive behaviors, and inability to regulate emotions.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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