Leslie Petruk - Marriage and Family Therapist, Author, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Family Coach, Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Charlotte, NC
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Leslie Petruk (BCC,LPC,MA,NCC)

Marriage and Family Therapist

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Phone 7046650065

Articles

The Truth About Happiness: Why Finding Your Purpose Is The Answer

Do you ever have those times when you have been on the go non-stop trying to stay on top of all your responsibilities and get all the necessary things on your "to do" list accomplished — and then it hits you like a ton of bricks. You don't have one more ounce of energy to keep going. All ...

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What The Country Can Learn From the Connecticut School Shooting

Our nation as a whole tends to stigmatize and minimize the reality and the extent of the impact of mental health issues on our country.  Mental health is always on the top of the list when budgets are slashed on local, state, and national levels.  Insurance companies are making excessive profits ...

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How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting

It's unthinkable that when you send your child off to school you would ever receieve a call such as those parents in Newtown, CT did on December 14th.  It's a parents worst nighmare.  My heart aches for those families, as I know everyone's does.  As a parent or one who works with ...

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Guilt Free Parenting: 8 ways to avoid the guilt trap

We've all experienced it...the dreaded parenting guilt.  You blame yourself whenever you see your child fail or if they are unhappy or struggling.  You beat yourself up after you lose your cool when your child misbehaves, you wonder how you have failed your child when they come home with a bad test ...

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What If The Teacher Is The Bully?

As a child & family therapist who has been in practice for over 15 years, it has been surprising how many children and families present with a depressed or anxious child only to find out that a contributing part of the problem is the way the child is being treated by their school Read More

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Leslie Petruk

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Credentials:

BCC, LPC, MA, NCC

Time in Practice:

10 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:

Author

Counselor/Therapist

Divorce Coach

Family Coach

Life Coach

Relationship Coach

Speaker/Presenter

YourTango Expert Partner

I offer my services:

At my office

Telephone

Via Skype

I am fluent in:

English

Licence information:

Expiration 7/1/14
Number 4290

Articles by Leslie Petruk
How To Be Happy With Yourself Amidst The Chaos

The Truth About Happiness: Why Finding Your Purpose Is The Answer

Is the daily routine of life getting you down? Find your passion and live a more authentic life!

Brain

What The Country Can Learn From the Connecticut School Shooting

Mental health issues are neglected in our country although at the root of these ongoing tragedies.

shame

How to Talk to Your Child About the Newtown School Shooting

10 Things to consider when talking to your children about the school shooting.

deep breath

Guilt Free Parenting: 8 ways to avoid the guilt trap

Learn how to avoid letting guilt guide your parenting decisions and parent with confidence.

Comfort

What If The Teacher Is The Bully?

Teachers and school administrators need to be held accountable for bullying they engage in.

Leslie Petruk

All Specialties

ADD/ADHD, Anxiety Issues, Career, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Women, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Life Management, Life Transitions, Midlife Crisis, Parenting, Postpartum Depression, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Trust Issues, Wellness