Mr. Leslie Szasz, LISW-S Ohio/ LCSW/Idaho

(he/his/him)
Preferred Name: Les

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a LLicensed Independent Soical Worker-Suerpvsior who owns a priavate practice, Still Meadow Counseling LLC. I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety, OCD, Autism and eating disorders. I am currently doing extensive research on Treatment Resistant Depression and plan to specialize in that as well. I am trained by law enforcement (FBI) in crisis intervention and crisis management. I have extensive traiing in conflict resoluion and mediation. I have great success in treating PTSD with EMDR. I have successfully used EMDR with OCD by reducing repetitive behaviors and perserverating thouhts. I working toward becoming a Cerfified Autism Clincical Counselor. I was tainred at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Trauma Focused-Cogntivie Behavior Therapy, which I frequently use in conjenction with EMDR. I have served first responders, healthcare professionals, military personnel and now also serve the elderly population (over 65). I have a lot of experience in working with the elderaly. I believe I relate well to them in view of my age, 68 years old.

Education & Experience

Master of Social Work, Ohio State University (2012); Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for the Cincinnnati Division of the FBI for 16 years (1994-2010). I was a Special Agent for 31 years. I received training in grief counseling through the Chaplain's Corp as well as extensive training in crisis intervention through training offered by EAP. I have experience in responding to critical incidents such as shootings and other crisis sitatuations. I have done extensive reseach on the pyschological profile of school shooters and have received formal training from the FBI in how to respond to a school shooting.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NASW Member, FBI Agents Association-I am active supporter of the FBI Agents Association College Fund which provides scholarhips for the children of FBI agents killed or disabled.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • Hungarian

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealth