Lesley Moran will be practicing at  Avance Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence effective November 1st. 

Lesley Moran is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Qualified Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist at Avance Care Behavioral Health. She is also board-certified through the NCCAP as a Master Addiction Counselor. Lesley has been licensed to practice since 1998. Lesley is an Intensively trained therapist in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral tech. Her areas of expertise are in treating mood disorders, (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), personality disorders, grief/loss, chemical dependency, complex trauma, suicidal behaviors, self-harming behaviors, emotion dysregulation, and work related to sexuality/ gender and relationship issues. She has post Master’s specialty training in forensic psychology and provides clinical supervision to licensed associate clinicians. Primary clinical interventions/modalities she is trained in are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems, Co-occurring Treatment, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. In addition, she integrates tenets of the neurobiology of trauma research, the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM), Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, mind-body awareness, trauma-informed care, and poly-vagal theory, into treatment as appropriate. She is also a safe space ally and a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and is trained in evidence-based gender affirmation models. She is a firm supporter of equity and enjoys working with individuals of all gender identities, sexual identities, cultural backgrounds, people of color, and those with disabilities.

Lesley is a passionate, results-oriented, client-driven psychotherapist. She believes the client-therapist relationship to be paramount for any positive change to occur and wants to spend time building trust and a solid therapeutic relationship. She engages in open and direct communication and encourages clients to do the same with her. Lesley enjoys using humor and positivity in her relationships- therapy is not all doom and gloom. She wants clients to feel heard, validated, and understood. She does not believe in “therapy forever” and treatment is individualized and decided upon together. Lesley believes in a “life worth living” and that it is worth fighting for.

In her free time, Lesley enjoys getting outdoors in beautiful North Carolina. She enjoys hockey- a lot! hiking, exercising, music events, water sports, and spending time with family and friends. She is a proud dog mama.

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