Essential Life Strategies
Paula Leslie, LCSW, BCD

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Essential Life Strategies, led by Paula Leslie, LCSW, BCD, provides Psychotherapy, Hypnosis, Consulting, Speaking, Groups, and Workshops.


Psychotherapy is for individuals, couples, or families.

Areas of Speciality

  • Depression
  • Stress / Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Psychosomatic Symptoms
  • Women's Issues


Areas of Speciality

  • Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention and Maintainance
  • Medical
  • Sports - Peak Performance
  • Test Anxiety
  • Speaking Anxiety
  • Overcoming Creative Blocks

See Hypnotherapy for more information about our hypnotherapy services.

Paula is the author of "Women Taking Charge: 5 Steps To Succeed in Life and Work". It is a guide to help women reach their full potential in their personal and business life.

Paula offers weekly ongoing women's groups based on her book, Women Taking Charge: 5 Steps To Succeed In Life And Work

She is an outstanding therapist; particularly suited to developing programs for career women. Her personal and professional growth is an example of tapping one's maximum potential.

- Dr. Anil Godbole, Chicago, IL

Your program touched upon the important issues people in business constantly face. You helped me get back on course by reminding me of the importance of my Self Care program. Work and home are going great as a result.

- Gayle Hayes, Director of Solutions Management, i2 Technologies, Cupertino, CA

Managing Change During Turbulent Times was very timely for our clients who are experiencing a career transition. They particularly enjoyed the interactive methods you shared to keep themselves focused on moving forward. The laughter exercise was a helpful reminder to maintain balance when under stress. Thank you for a job well done.

- Diane Olsen, Senior HR Manager, Global Career Transition Services, Cisco, Inc., San Jose, CA

My managers came away from your Workplace Violence Prevention Seminar with valuable information. Your interactive, easily understood style helped them learn ways to minimize stress and be alert to behaviors that could signal potential violence. Good job!

- Kimberly Banks, Director of Human Resources, Sheraton/Westin Hotels, Palo Alto, CA

Paula's work is guaranteed to help anyone feel more upbeat. Her positive attitude and humor inspire others to take positive action.

- Kathy Shea, Ph.D., CEO, International Associates for Marketing, Inc., Miami, FL

Wonderful! Your Managing Change During Turbulent Times keynote speech was wonderful and helped with team building. You presented important messages in easily understood words and we could relate to the scenarios you shared. You are a great role model for having a positive work attitude.

- Geri Carter, Business Loan Department, San Mateo Credit Union, San Mateo, CA

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your speech at our quarterly staff meeting. Staying Sane During Turbulent Times was a great presentation and has proven extremely helpful during these challenging times. The tips you presented help us stay calm and upbeat when dealing with clients and other team members.

- Don Riccardi, General Manager Santa Clara Convention Center

Our candidates appreciated your talk on Staying Sane During Turbulent Times. They found it very helpful to learn tools to manage the stress that comes with change and transition.

- Rita Sturgeon, Spherian

Please contact us at or 650 324-2512 for information on speaking, consultations, or the book Women Taking Charge.


Paula Leslie, LCSW, BCD
Essential Life Strategies

415 Cambridge Ave., Suite #22 - Palo Alto, CA 94306