Therapist Profile

Name:
Leslie Haws
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2377 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 100 Gold River, CA 95670 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(916) 728-5433
License Number
LMFT36717
Practicing Since:
1998
Additional Licenses:
LMFT36717

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Leslie Haws earned a B.A. degree in Sociology and Political Science in 1986, and in 1996 completed a Master’s in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She has been a mental health advocate, volunteer and worked in the mental health profession for over 30 years. Over the past 20 years of direct clinical work with clients Leslie has sought on-going training in new and advanced therapeutic models for working with trauma and addiction. Since 2002 she has been treating individuals and couples in recovery for sex and pornography addiction. She is a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT) trained by Patrick Carnes. She also has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; Trauma and Attachment; mindfulness and the brain; Sand Play Therapy; Jungian/Depth Psychology; Geriatric and Grief Counseling as well as trauma and addiction recovery. Leslie is a member of The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health; The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals; The American Association of Sexuality, Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; and PASAT (Professional Association of Sex Addiction Therapists Sacramento, CA) The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. For nearly 10 years, Leslie Haws, MFT, CSAT, CMAT has directed LifeSTAR Sacramento and its staff in helping individuals, spouses, and families heal from the devastating effects of pornography addiction and other sexually compulsive behaviors. LifeSTAR is an internationally recognized treatment program facilitated by specially CSAT trained therapists. Research shows that successful long term recovery involves a combination of approaches including psychoeducational material, group work, individual/couples, and integrative therapies. LifeSTAR offers this comprehensive treatment program. The LifeSTAR model uses an intensive outpatient group therapy approach that gives participants the education, resources, support, and therapeutic structure needed for long-term sobriety and recovery and the healing of the marital and family relationship.

About My Practice

Office Hours
By appointment Call 916-728-5433 for a free 15 minute consultation
Services
LifeSTAR Outpatient Program What sets LifeSTAR apart from other treatment programs is the support offered to spouses and partners of addicts. Couples are encouraged to attend together whenever is possible. For the Partner: If you are the partner of a sex and/or pornography addict it is important for you to know that your partner's sexual acting out IS NOT YOUR FAULT. LifeSTAR therapists are experienced in the healing process for both the addict AND the partner. LifeSTAR is unique in that we offer a special track of treatment, including workbooks & therapy tasks, focused on common treatment needs for partners of a sex addict.
Insurance
Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Other, Private Pay, PPO, Superbill provided, Sliding Scale, United Behavioral Health
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.A.

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Avoidant Personality
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
EMDR
Employment Issues
Ethnicity/Multi-Cultural Relationships
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Parenting
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
PsychoEducational
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Behavioral
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Communications
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Imago Therapy
Jungian
Process
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Satir
Somatic
Systems
Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CSAT) Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CMAT) Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Ethnicity

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