Leslie Faulhaber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). While originally from Chicago, she has lived and worked in Austin, TX and San Diego, CA for the last 16 years. She studied Psychology at Indiana University and went on to earn her MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin. She is passionate about working with youth and has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings, including: schools, group homes, youth shelters, leadership camps, and juvenile detention. She has also worked with adults in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. She is a person-centered therapist who believes in building self-awareness to identify values and overcome life’s challenges. She works collaboratively with clients to help reduce emotional dysregulation and impulsive behaviors and improve family and interpersonal relationships and overall quality of life. Leslie works with mood disorders, anxiety and stress, trauma, adolescent issues, self-esteem challenges, grief and loss, and life transitions. She uses several therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, all with a focus on mindfulness.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.