Leslie Duff, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University, went on to earn her masters degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago in 2009 and completed licensure in 2011.
Leslie has experience as a treatment provider in crisis centers, schools, hospitals and residential treatment. She has worked privately at Alcorn & Allison since 2013 where she focuses her clinical expertise in treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-harming behavior, traumatic experiences, life transition issues, grief and loss, family conflict, and self-esteem concerns.
Leslie is a compassionate guide for her clients and believes in the healing power of a relationship, both internally and externally. Leslie lives locally with her husband, Nathan, and their two children, Layla and Finnegan.
Leslie’s Approach to Therapy
Navigating our struggles alone can make the strongest of us weary. I warmly acknowledge and appreciate those who take the courageous step toward self-improvement through the therapeutic process. I am particularly grateful to the parent who helps find their child a therapeutic guide in order to alleviate their stress and ultimately improve the family system as a whole.
The core of my work is to always find a connection; a common, non-judgmental ground in which we can safely explore thoughts, feelings and ideas – the parts of us that are otherwise hidden and protected. This is an exceptionally significant process for adolescents. At such a vital age of self-development, the emotional road can get bumpy and conflict at home may become quite complex. Joining the family in this struggle is my goal, unraveling the complex knots and paving the way toward enhanced well-being of the child and family unit is the pleasure of my work.