Mr. Leslie Szasz, Licensed Independent Social Worker

Mr. Leslie Szasz, Licensed Independent Social Worker

5.0 (2)
5 hires on Thervo
2 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

Still Meadow Counseling is located in Columbus, OH offering counseling services by a highly experienced and seasoned clinician. Mr. Leslie Szasz is certified to use Eye Movement De-sensitization Re-Processing in treating acute and complex trauma. His specialties include treating victims of domestic violence, sexual, physical and emotional abuse as well as being available for crisis intervention within 24-48 hours. Mr. Szasz has years of experience in suicide prevention. He has advanced training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which he acquired working on crisis units. Mr. Szasz uses a client centered therapeutic approach which calls for the active participation of clients in developing a treatment plan which meets their specific mental health needs. Still Meadow Counseling is easily accessible and is situated in a quiet residential area offering free parking. More information is available on Mr. Szasz’s Linked-In profile. Still Meadows Counseling is in network with Anthem, Aetna, Medical Mutual and United Health Care. 

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Credentials

Columbus, OH 43214
Email verified
Phone verified

2 Reviews

5.0

  • Steven M.

    He listened to what I had to say and didnt judge me ..

  • Steven M.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Every new client is sent via email a comprehensive intake packet which includes privacy rights, fee schedule, policies and services rendered so that the client has a thorough understanding of what to expect at the first session. Client needs are prioritized and questions about services offered are welcome prior to initial assessment.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 25 years of counseling experience. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma. I use EMDR in many of my sessions for treating PTSD and sexual or physical abuse. I am trained in suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Please see my website for more information at www.stillmeadowcounseling.com.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

For clients who have Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medical Mutual, United Health Care or Aetna I charge the contracted rate set by the insurance carrier. For out of network clients I charge $150 for initial assessment and evaluation and $140 for hour long sessions. 


How did you get started in this business?

When I was a FBI agent I was The Employees Assistance People Program Coordinator for the Cincinnati Division. I enjoy counseling employees and providing mental health services, especially in crisis situations. I find my work as an outpatient therapist to be hugely gratifying and meaningful. I am a very strong advocate for my clients. I do couple's counseling and family therapy, having been trained in both areas at Ohio State University. I make appropriate referrals. I have a wide network of community resources with which I maintain a close relationship.


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with the broad spectrum of clients and have treat a wide array of mood and personality disorders. I have a special interest in treating emergency first responders after a critical incident. I have been trained by the FBI and Columbus Police Department in crisis intervention. I work with clients who are on the Autism Spectrum and with children who have been physically or sexually abused. I had excellent training in these areas when I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital as a therapist on The Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am very fond of a conference I recently attended In Charleston, South Carolina on Childhood Trauma. I learned a lot about how adverse childhood experiences can impact a person well into adulthood. I am also very fond of EMDR and the training I received so that I use it in my practice. I have found it to be excellent for treating PTSD.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Look for a therapist who is licensed and in good standing with Administrative Oversight Boards. Look for someone who has a well established reputation for excellence and who meets Your specific needs for mental health services. Call the therapist and discuss services and inquire about credentials and areas of expertise. Be an informed and discerning customer. You are the client and you have the right to ask appropriate questions.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

What do you hope to gain from therapy? What are your specific goals for treatment? What time frame do you have in mind for therapy? Have you checked with your insurance carrier on your mental health benefits?