Life Enhancement specializes in providing psychotherapy, coaching and essentials designed to support your emotional health. Ours is a private practice in Hanover, MA. We are pleased to introduce you to our team:
LeShelle Woodard, Ph.D.
Dr. Woodard has more than two decades of experience working with individuals, couples and families. She is skilled in providing many forms of counseling and coaching services that help with improving relationships, resolving conflict, recognition and effective use of one's strengths. Additionally, with her coaching and psychotherapy clients, she uses behavioral and body based interventions to tame anxiety, panic, depression and fears that prevent growth. Dr. Woodard is also especially skilled in assisting clients with resolving the persisting impact of past and present stressors, building self-knowledge, confidence and inner strengths. Dr. Woodard is known for her presence, her ability to connect with clients and her genuine and active engagement. Dr. Woodard is also quite pragmatic and unlike many therapists, shes is open, when appropriate, to providing direct feedback to clients which is aimed at fostering self-knowledge, effective management of people, difficult relationships and challenging situations. Clients report that working with Dr. Woodard improves one's ability to manage various stressors, resolve anxiety, panic, depression and other difficulties. Dr. Woodard is LEP's owner and served as the agency's lead clinician until 12/31/20 at which time she stepped down from her leadership role to pursue a new clinical specialty in biofeedback (EEG and peripheral). Learn more about Dr. Woodard via Boston Voyager's Spotlight article.
Education: PhD, University of MA Boston; MA, University of MA Boston
Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Psychological Association; Associate Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University of MA Boston
Yelena Zelikman, MA
Ms. Zelikman has more than a decade of experience and is one of a few analytic therapists on the South Shore. Psychoanalysis, is a process of careful and thorough self-exploration. However, Ms. Zelikman's approach is unique. In addition to adding CBT and behavioral therapies into her work, she is especially skilled with balancing "common sense" interventions while fostering deep, personal and life enhancing growth. Her process: Firstly, Ms. Zelikman assists her clients in effectively addressing the difficulties that bring them to LEP. Simultaneously she identifies underlying conscious and unconscious barriers to growth. The result is that clients have an opportunity to learn about themselves in a deep, introspective manner. Experience suggests that combination works especially well. Ms. Zelikman has a large following of loyal clients that engage in introspective work or return to her as their life circumstances change and new challenges emerge. Ms. Zelikman is well skilled in treating children, adolescents, adults and couples. Ms. Zelikman happily anticipates taking on the role of lead clinician and director of services at LEP starting in January, 2021.
Education: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Mia Gardner, MA
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
As a child and adolescent specialist, Ms. Gardner partners with families, school systems and primary care physicians to resolve challenging behavioral and emotional difficulties. Mia specializes in equipping children and families with the skills they need to become resilient. Presently, Ms. Gardner is NOT accepting new clients.