Why Choose Dr. Leslie 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 28+ years clinical experience in psychoanalysis.
Consultant at Treatment Centers
I have worked with local treatment centers in both their dual diagnosis and mood disorder programs, treating 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.
About Dr. Leslie Zebel
- 30 Years of Clinical Experience
- PhD Counseling Psychology
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Reality Therapy
- 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