Jonah Leslie

Jonah Leslie

Jonah (he/him) is a masters student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He is committed to supporting others’ growth toward more satisfying and emotionally sustainable lives. His counseling philosophy is rooted in Relational Cultural Therapy, which emphasizes authentic connection and mutual empathy.

Jonah integrates tools from numerous therapeutic approaches, and places a high value on multicultural perspectives. He can help you examine stories you tell yourself that are not working for you.

His counseling style is conversational and genuine, sprinkled with just a bit of humor.


Jonah may be a good fit for you if...

You are feeling disconnected from yourself or others, or feel unsatisfied with the life you are living. You want someone to be present with you in your pain or sadness, or help you process difficult changes. You may be looking for support challenging the narratives that are keeping you stuck. You or people close to you are navigating consensual non-monogamy and want help from an ally in the community.

Who he works with:

  • Adults residing throughout North Carolina
  • Fellow members of the consensually non-monogamous community

What concerns he works with:

  • Anxiety  Depression
  • Stress (including life transitions, academic/testing)
  • Self doubt
  • Personal Identity (coming out)
  • Relationship issues (both individually and within relationship configurations)

What approaches he uses:

  • Relational Cultural Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narratice Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy

His experience includes:

  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University at Greensboro (in progress)
  • Gottman Institute Certification levels 1 and 2 (in progress)
  • Completion of Advanced Practicum at the Nicholas A. Vacc Counseling and Consulting Clinic
  • Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In his free time he enjoys:

  • Dungeons and Dragons (the second best reason to be poly)
  • Playing with his two dogs Triscuit and Appa
  • Tap dancing
  • Reading or listening to fantasy/sci-fi books
  • Simply enjoying the presence of free time

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