Leslie Kula-Leitner, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW
Masters in Social Work,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
Accredited Case Manager-Social Work.
|Has life knocked you down recently?||Do you find yourself having more bad days than good days?|
|Are you feeling easily overwhelmed?||Have you, or someone you care about, been given a serious medical diagnosis?|
|Are you struggling with your
|Has your child’s behavioral issues reached an all-time high?|
These are all common issues that create struggles in everyday life but you don’t have to go through these struggles alone.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking the first step to focusing on becoming a healthier you! The first step of recognizing a need proves you have a great deal of courage and insight. Leslie is here for you to continue this process with personalized care, active listening, and empathy. She values all people and the individuality of personalities, values, morals, experiences, and goals. Leslie looks forward to getting to know you as a person, hearing about your goals, and coming up with a plan together to determine the best strategies to reach those goals.
Scope of Practice
Teenagers and Adults
*Special interest in geriatrics and those impacted by serious illnesses
Individual, couples, family therapy
Wide range of issues- anxiety, behavioral issues, coping skills, depression, elder issues, grief/loss, life transitions, parenting issues, serious illnesses, stress
Flexible hours by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
Please see the Contract for Services for rates and payment information.
Request an Appointment Online
To request an appointment, please visit the scheduling portal online at…
At the portal, select your therapist of choice and look for an available appointment that suits your schedule.
After you have requested an appointment, you will receive an email notification to let you know if the appointment you requested was accepted or denied. Notification will be sent to the email you provided when you requested the appointment.
You can find directions here.
Please have your intake forms completed before you arrive for your first session. Here is a quick link to the intake forms.
If it is possible, please fax your paperwork in to 847-205-0377 at least 24 hours prior to your first appointment. Be sure to specify the name of your therapist and your first appointment day and time on your cover page.
MSW (Social Work) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA (Psychology) Benedictine University
Leslie has been a practicing Social Worker for over 13 years. Leslie has worked in multiple different settings with diverse client populations. She began her work in psychology/social work while working at a halfway house with addictions, and later at a county mental health center, while also providing in-home therapy to several children who had a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. After earning her MSW, Leslie worked in social services and admissions at Lexington Health Care Center of Bloomingdale. She had an important role as she assessed residents, formed relationships with residents and their families, and counseled residents regarding various emotional topics. Leslie then transitioned to work for an acute care hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, where she worked on multiple hospital floors and helped countless patients by providing support during their hospitalizations and presenting resources to collaborate with patients and families in order to create safe discharge plans. After 5 years at Alexian Brothers, Leslie embarked on working at a nationally ranked academic medical center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Northwestern, Leslie was an integral part of the Palliative Care team for nearly 8 years. She assisted in caring for patients with serious illnesses and their families with a focus on tending to emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. She guided patients/families by assessing their wishes and goals, led them in advance care planning, and helped many to create end of life planning. Leslie saw patients and families during some of the most stressful times of their lives and helped identify, validate, and process various emotions to promote healthy coping.