Leslie Dicosola, LMSW

Education & credentials

  • Master of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Speech and Language Pathology, Western Michigan University
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Lecturer, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers

Philosophy

I believe therapy is a “gift you give yourself.” I strive to provide a warm, trusting and relaxing environment where ‘listening” to a client’s concerns is foremost. Through a collaborative approach, based on a client’s strengths, I strive to empower my clients to discover positive solutions to life’s challenges creating a sense of mastery and well-being.

Personal Statement

If nothing ever changed, there wouldn’t be butterflies.” I believe that there is always hope and I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. Change is possible and I would be honored to walk beside you on your journey.

Special Interests

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • Parenting issues
  • School issues/School collaboration
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health
  • Disabilities
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Separation, grief and loss
  • Life transitions

About me

What is the selfcare strategy I use most often?
Selfcare is an important part of life. I share with my clients that taking care of yourself is like putting gas in your gas tank. We all know what happens when the “get gas now” light goes on. It is a warning that if you don’t refuel, your car is going to stall and finally stop working! Selfcare is about refueling your body and mind. It builds selfassurance and self-satisfaction. You can’t pour from an empty cup! Taking care of yourself first, helps you to be more able to care for others. Practicing one selfcare strategy a day is the best remedy for relieving stress.

The selfcare strategy that I use the most and one that is easy to do, is listening to soothing music such as “new age, environmental, or classical music. I can listen in my car or at home. At home when I listen to music, I often use visualization and practice mindfulness. I also play guitar and I am learning to play mandolin.

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Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Leslie Dicosola therapist, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Leslie Dicosola's and need to reach her directly, call her 586-482-4494