- -25 Years of Clinical Experience
- -PhD Counseling Psychology
- -Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- -Certified Addictions Professional
- -Qualified Supervisor
- -Expert Witness
- -Trauma / PTSD Specialist
- -Marriage Counseling/ Couples Counseling
About Dr. Leslie A. Zebel
Dr. Leslie A. Zebel is a clinical licensed psychotherapist in the state of Florida #MH4375, since 1993. She graduated from Nova University with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and earned her doctorate degree through more than six years of extensive post Masters Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, also known as Psychodynamic, is a highly skilled form of treatment, and is based on the theory that individuals are often unaware of many factors that determine their emotions and behaviors. This lack of recognition can lead to unhappiness and suffering, sometimes in the form of recognizable symptoms and other times as troubling personality problems, difficulties in work or in relationships, or concerns with self esteem including depression. Some of the tools which facilitate this uncovering process are dream interpretation, understanding emotional memories, free association and additional weekly sessions along with a profound trust, with an understanding, caring and benevolent therapist.
Extensive Clinical Training
My post master’s work in psychodynamic psychotherapy included an intensive three part program comprised of individual psychoanalysis, four years of academic coursework and weekly supervision on current casework. Supervision entailed weekly case reviews with analysts who had approximately 25+ years clinical experience in psychoanalysis.
I am a Licensed Certified Addictions Professional, and have completed an intensive one-year training program at the Hanley Center, and today I work with countless individuals who have relapsed or are new to recovery from addictive disorders (alcohol, drugs, shopping, and eating disorders) and now live a life free of their dependencies
Consultant at Treatment Centers
I have worked with local treatment centers in both their dual diagnosis and mood disorder programs, treating addictions, mood disorders and trauma. I have developed and implemented trauma groups along with psycho- educational groups on topics, such as, boundaries, healthy relationships, grief & loss etc…..
Court appointed expert for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I have 20 years of litigation experience and as an expert witness , I have testified for plaintiffs, in personal injury cases. I have been deposed and testified on the topics of grief/loss and the effects of Depression, PTSD and Chronic Pain.
Certified Supervisor for Interns
As a Certified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns, I have completed the necessary state requirements to work with Master’s level graduates who are working toward their state licensure.
- Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida
- Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology
- International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education
- Florida Mental Health Association
- American Psychological Association, Division 39
- Palm Beach County Mental Health Counselors Association
- Florida Psychoanalytic Society
My office in West Palm Beach provides safe, confidential
and private setting for treatment.