Alicia Lesniak LMHC, LBC-DBT, Counseling in Miami, Florida, 33137

Alicia Lesniak

LMHC, LBC-DBT

Alicia Lesniak

LMHC, LBC-DBT

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Mental Health Counseling - MH 12418
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 $150-250 for individual and couples sessions although I do offer sliding scale for a limited number of clients based on availability and need

Offices

5601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, Florida 33137

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My Approach to Helping

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 am Linehand Board Certified 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.

More Info About My Practice

My specialty is working with treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, mood instability, disordered eating, substance abusedependence 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, reduceseliminates self-harming, reduceseliminates suicidal urgesactions (and hospitalizations), improves functioning and communication in relationships, reduceseliminates alcoholdrug abuse, and reduceseliminates 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. I also have particular interest in working with couples who want an evidenced-based therapy that is collaborative, goal-oriented and psycho-educational in nature: the Gottman Method.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in Borderline Personality Disorder which includes expertise on the following symptoms; suicidal ideationintent, chaotic relationships, difficulty controlling impulsesdestructive behaviors, and inability to regulate emotions. I also work with couples using the Gottman Method.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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 (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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