Leslie Brouse, LCSW

Leslie Brouse is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with children, pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults. She has worked with children with anxiety, mood difficulties, behavior problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, social skills deficits, and those who have experienced trauma, and grief and loss issues. She has worked extensively with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum, providing assessment, social skills training, and behavioral management strategies. Leslie believes in using evidence-based treatments, which have proven to be effective for specific symptoms and behaviors of concern. With families, she provides parent behavior management training, to further increase parents’ confidence and skills with managing challenging behaviors. In addition, she has experience working within schools, and can provide consultation to schools regarding classroom management.

Leslie received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, with a specialization in Mental Health. She has received specialized training through the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy, obtaining her certification in Cognitive Therapy in 2011. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

She has received additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 2012, and has experience providing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with children and adolescents who have experienced a traumatic event.

Leslie has been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years, in various settings such as partial hospitalization programs, wraparound, schools, and a community health center. She prides herself in developing strong relationships with clients, while helping them to recognize and use their strengths as they face challenges. Leslie truly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families, and feels privileged to be able to help facilitate positive change and growth.