Leslie Yeargers

Leslie Yeargers

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

It's not easy being different, especially if you identify as transgender, non-binary, or LGB. In addition, it can be difficult being yourself under the pressures of work and family. My goal is to support you in being your authentic self.

Client Status

accepting clients



516 SE Morrison

Suite 202

Portland, Oregon 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $20-$75

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English


  • Teen
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

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 well-being and personal identities. I see my role as helping you find and express your authentic self. To that end, I apply family systems theory, narrative, and emotion-focused techniques. I collaborate with you on your journey to finding more meaning in your life, and deepening your connections with yourself and your loved ones.

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 am also a job search coach and career counselor with Vicki Lind & Associates As a cisgender, heterosexual ally with LGBTQIA friends and family, I want you to know you are not alone in your sexual or gender identity or exploration. As a family systems counselor, I want to do what I can to help you and your family live authentically with 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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I support the transgender, non-binary, and LGB community with living in the world as their authentic selves. I will 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.As part of the Brave Space community, I offer counseling and medical referrals to transgender individuals who need support and affirmation to live authentically in the world.

  • 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 and non-violent communication, I strive to help you strengthen your connection to each other and deepen your relationship.

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