Counselors

 headshot 2019Leslie Bley, LPC-S

I’ve been counseling for over 18 years, and it is a deep joy for me to do this work and join others as they pursue help and healing. I’m also currently interviewing potential supervisees for 2023.

My passion is to help adult clients develop language for who they are and how they’ve been hurt. It’s really difficult to heal or change when you lack the words and awareness for what has happened to you and in you.  Naming significant parts of your story and discovering the messages and meaning in them allows us to strengthen our understanding, bring comfort and validation to our emotional needs, and shows us paths to freedom.

Using an attachment lens, an insight-oriented and relational method, a personality framework, and an integration of neuropsychology, I collaborate with my clients to better understand and process their stories as well as pursue whole-person healing. Our hearts, minds, and bodies are meant to work together and help us connect to ourselves and others in secure and joyful relationships.

Life can be unexpectedly painful. What amazes me about all of us as human beings is that we are also wired for hope and connection. I seek to create a safe place to hear and understand you with a non-judgmental presence. 

Services And Specialization:

  • Stress Recovery & Emotional Resilience
  • Navigating Toxic & Painful Relationships
  • Juggling Motherhood, Work, & Identity
  • Building Self-Awareness/Personality Processing (Enneagram-Informed)
  • Faith-Based Counsel
  • Online Therapy – Texas residents only

Call today for an appointment or to arrange a speaking/training event 314.497.7681

You can find me on various podcasts by clicking the links below:

The Enneagram Journey with Suzanne Stabile

C4SO – Formation In Faith & Vocation

Simply B Organized: Enneagram 6s

All Mom Does: Learning to Embrace Motherhood

 

Teale Janysek, LPC

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I’ve been working in the healthcare field since graduating with my Bachelor’s in Leisure Studies in 2012. My heart for people and the helping profession began at a young age and I found my passion for people while completing my undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation.

I fell in love with the brain and how it works during my time at Oklahoma State and knew I wanted to be a counselor. After becoming certified as a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) in 2012, I’ve worked in settings such as Memory Care, Community Based Physical Rehabilitation, Inpatient Psychiatric and Outpatient Med-Psych; working with ages 4 to 94. I graduated with my Masters in Human Relations in 2016 from the University of Oklahoma.

For the past few years I have been counseling people on the Autism Spectrum and working with individuals struggling to make and maintain social connections. I bring a strong understanding of family systems and the social and emotional challenges that we all face in life. I am passionate about learning peoples’ stories, and strive to meet people where they are and come along side them to be a part of their journey. My goal is to build a trusting relationship with my clients where they feel safe to explore and build on their own strengths to achieve their goals.  

Services:

  • Couples’ Counseling
  • Early Motherhood
  • Kids, Teens and Young Adults
  • Navigating Transitions 
  • Faith-Based Counseling

Janae McClure, Graduate Student Intern Supervised by Leslie Bley, LPC-S

I have always been fascinated by the ability of people to overcome or triumph during hardship and challenge. The neuroplasticity of our brains and the way it allows us to create and modify neural connections, replacing unhealthy thoughts or behaviors with new healthy patterns, is very interesting to me. I hold so much hope for my clients and the incredible changes that can be made within them when given a safe space to share and work through hard things. I view counseling as a joint effort between client and counselor to navigate these challenges and to find ways to bring healing, hope, and healthy connections with those in their lives.

After graduating from Texas A & M University with a degree in psychology in 1998, I spent time working with foster children suffering with emotional disturbances and various psychological traumas. Having endured my own childhood trauma, I developed a heart for helping other people struggling to overcome traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am open to working with various mental health challenges and life transitions; including military personnel, spiritual abuse survivors, cult survivors, clergy, spouses of clergy, victims of sexual assault, and victims of other traumatic experiences. My approach is a mix of person-centered and cognitive behavior therapy, with an emphasis on attachment theory and Internal Family Systems. I am currently a graduate student at Colorado Christian University working towards a Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling. 

Janae will begin seeing clients in August 2022.

Services:

  • Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Middle and Late Adulthood
  • Trauma care
  • Faith-Based counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Military, First Responders
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Couples’ counseling
  • PTSD
  • Clergy & Spouses of Clergy
  • Religious trauma/Cult Recovery