Leslie Yeargers

Leslie Yeargers (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am an LPC and Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who has a passion for working with couples and families.

Client Status

accepting clients



3620 SE Powell Blvd

Suite 102

Portland, 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $35-$155

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English


  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

Do you experience stress in your relationships? Do you wish you could communicate better, understand your partner on a deeper level, and feel more connected? Maybe your partner or child is exploring their sexuality, gender identity or actively transitioning. These are unique experiences that call for a unique set of skills. I work with couples and families from all walks of life to heal their relationships and form deeper connections.

My Background and Approach

I have a Master's in Applied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Family Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) program. I also have a background as a job search coach and career counselor. I know the impact issues related to work and job-seeking can have on your self-confidence and your relationships. I apply trauma-informed, narrative, family systems theory, internal family systems, and emotion-focused techniques to help your intimate or family relationships feel more connected, grounded, and supportive. I have a client-centered, humanistic, collaborative, and when necessary, directive approach to support you and your loved ones on your journey to find more meaning in your lives together. I am also a certified sex informed couples therapist and am EMDRIA trained-- EMDR can be a powerful modality for resolving trauma and cognitive/emotional/behavioral patterns that impact your relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we are relational, spiritual beings in search of purpose and meaning. As such, the quality of our relationships to our selves, partners, friends, extended family, pets, nature and work environments affect our personal identities and overall well-being. I see my role as helping people find and express their authentic selves in relationships. As a cisgender, heterosexual provider with LGBTQIA friends and family, I want you and your family to know you are not alone in your experience of living with identities outside of societal norms. As a family systems counselor, I want to do what I can to help you and your family repair, and then build, your connection so that you can live authentically with mutual love and support.

Techniques I Use


  • Couples Counseling External link

    Whether you are wanting to strengthen your relationship or end it well, I strive to listen to what your relationship goals are and work with you collaboratively to help you meet those goals. I work to help your resolve misunderstanding and sort out the emotions you bring to your interactions with each other.

  • Family Systems External link

    Families take on a life and dynamic of their own. Sometimes a family can be deeply impacted by outside stressors or when a member is struggling. Through deep listening, I help you sort out what's going on in your family and assist in helping you develop resilience and deeper connection.

  • Eclectic External link

    Every person, couple, and family are unique and therefore require individual approaches. My training includes a variety of theories and techniques ranging from solution focused, to narrative, to multi-generational family exploration. Regardless of technique, I endeavor to deeply listen and use my skills and training to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I support the transgender, non-binary, and LGBTQ community with living in the world as their authentic selves. I also work with their families and loved ones to foster deeper connection and understanding of one another.

  • Gender Identity External link

    Being transgender or non-binary presents a unique set of personal and social challenges. Simply stated, our society has not caught up with what it means to identify as a gender other than the one you were assigned at birth. When a family member transitions, it can put a strain on family dynamics. To that end, I support all family members in the transitioning process to build understanding and deepen familty connection.

  • Family Conflict External link

    Sometimes the pressures of the world can affect our family relationships. Busy parents may lose touch with their children and children may be stressed by school, peer pressure, and academic and social expectations. This can lead to conflict in the family. I strive to deeply listen to each member to understand your dynamic and shift to healthier relational patterns that foster love and connection.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Over time, we can lose the connection with our partner that brought us together in the first place. We become emotionally distant and out of touch with each other. By using emotion focused, non-violent communication, and integrative couples and sex therapy, I strive to help you strengthen your connection to each other and deepen your relationship.

  • Divorce External link

    While ending a marriage may be the best course of action, it is a major transition that can pose a strain on partners and their children. My goal is to help you 'divorce well' so that you can take care of your financial, logistical, and emotional needs while minimizing the impact on your children and extended family.

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