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Leslie Maggard

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC | Certified Hypnotherapist, CHT

I am licensed in Idaho with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBT-related issues, couples counseling, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. I use EMDR to help clients with past trauma. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

I specialize in EMDR and Trauma therapy. If you have past abuse or other trauma that you need help with, I can help you! I also help teens, and couples, and offer family counseling too. I work with clients of all ages across the entire state of Idaho. At this time, insurance is not accepted, but session prices are negotiable based on the services you are looking for.

I help you reprocess past traumatic events in your life and the negative thoughts that you have about yourself as a result of past abuse or trauma. We remove the negative and install the positive in its place. Amazing for PTSD!

I am an open book. Feel free to message me with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. I look forward to meeting you! Leslie


Professional experience

Additional areas of focus: BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder, and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Therapy Certified Hypnotherapist, (CHT)

License information

  • ID LPC LPC – 7315

Leslie Maggard

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Call or Email Leslie Maggard for a free 15-minute consultation now – (208) 900-8018


  • Individual Counseling Fee: $60 per session Pay Now
  • Couples Counseling Fee: $160 per session Pay Now
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • I’m available to perform weddings or funerals as an ordained minister too.

I am a cash-only counselor at the moment. I offer affordable prices that anyone can afford. I do accept payment plans.
Email me or call (208)9008018 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Idaho / LPC-7315
  • School: NNU
  • Year Graduated: 2019

I am an LGBTQ advocate and love assisting clients of all sexual and gender identities. I also have specialized training for step-families.

Primary Location

Additional Location


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues


  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender

Client Focus

Faith: Secular and Non-Religious


  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)


  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Leslie Maggard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people’s experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Leslie is a joy to work with and very good at making me feel comfortable sharing my thoughts and feelings that i need to work through. It is incredible to see someone who has experience and expertise on both lgbt issues and trauma counseling available for me! I am very happy we got matched.
Leslie has given me work sheets in the better help app. She reads my journal entries. She is supportive and lets me drive the therapy but also brings her expertise to the conversation.
I've really enjoyed her
Leslie is more than I could have hoped for! One of my biggest concerns in starting therapy was that I wouldn’t jive with my therapist but I feel like she’s my perfect match! She hears me, understands me, is real, approachable, and provides tools to help keep me on track throughout the week. I can’t wait to continue working with Leslie and look forward to our sessions. Thanks better help!

Leslie has been super communicative, caring, and great at offering helpful solutions. She has made such a safe space and is continuously working on learning other techniques to help her clients. Overall just wonderful
Leslie is amazing! Feel very comfortable. She listens, helps me through my issues.
Good listening and provides good options for me to contemplate
This has been helping me so much! I have been referencing the videos that was suggested to me and given a understanding and the tools to handle stress when it happens, following that I get to talk to an amazing therapist who absolutely gets it. I’m really glad I got this!

Leslie has been kind and gentle. She points out when sharing, I come around to saying the truth. She checks on me between sessions.
Leslie is a lovely spirit and good listener. Love meeting her. As a queer person she is a great counselor.
I’ve only had two sessions so far with Leslie, but from the first 5 minutes of my first session I felt very safe and comfortable with her and it has stayed that way so far. It has been a very positive experience thanks to Leslie’s welcoming and supportive manner.
My husband and I have greatly enjoyed our sessions with Leslie. She is hilarious and very relatable. She has fantastic advice and I can tell that she genuinely cares about the success of our marriage. Thank you!

Very understanding, non judgmental and empathetic. A highly emotionally sensitive therapist with concrete suggestions and ideas to work through issues. Leslie is so easy to talk to. A real gem!! Highly recommended!!!
I feel it’s still early, but I can say I feel supported. I feel encouraged. Leslie has shared some active techniques to handle emotional moments. I still have a ways to go, but grateful to have started therapy.
Leslie, listens and helps to guide you what type of therapy you need, allows you to reach out anytime outside therapy. Provides tools to start helping you right away. She is empathetic and also has a sense of humor that can make you see the lighter side of your situation.
Leslie has been wonderful! A therapist full of personality and care. Very knowledgeable in multiple facets of mental health. She’s just been a joy to talk to and her help has been immense already. I’m very thankful that I was paired up with Leslie.
Leslie has been great. I really appreciate the feedback and help I've received about our discussions. I was originally worried that I would have to talk about my childhood a lot but no. We talk about current situations that I've experienced and I'm definitely grateful for that.

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