Meridian, Idaho 83646

Morgan Mental Health Care

Mental Health Care for the Treasure Valley & Surrounding Areas

Leslie Szasz

Leslie Szasz

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker 
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Psychotherapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Social Worker

Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646

Hours & Fees

Monday         4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday         4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday  4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday       4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday             8:00 AM – 12:00 P{M
Weekends     Closed
Fees               $75 – $200/hour*

*Depending on Session/Service.
Sliding Scale may be available.

Accepted Insurance

In-Network Provider for

  • aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Humana
  • IPN
  • PacificSource
  • Optum
  • Regence
  • TriWest
  • United Health Care


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • CPT for PTSD
  • CBT-SUD for Addiction
  • STAIR for PTSD

Special Training

  • Gottman Couples Counseling
  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy 

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • National Provider Identifier

Morgan Health
Center Affiliates

Leslie Szasz

Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Approach to Helping

Leslie Szasz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with a master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University. He has extensive clinical experience in providing counseling and crisis intervention for adults, adolescents and their families. He believes in a client-centered approach which encourages client involvement and participation in treatment.

Leslie is currently an Outpatient Therapist at Still Meadow Counseling LLC and the Center for Stress and Trauma Management. Previously, he was a Therapist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit where he provided counseling for adolescents and families in crisis. Before his work at NCH, Leslie was a Therapist at Pomegranate Psychiatric Hospital for Adolescents on the Acute Crisis Unit providing individual, family and group therapy. 

Prior to his clinical work on crisis units, Leslie began working as a Therapist at the Center for Stress and Trauma Management (CSTM). His focus was on working with emergency response personnel who have been involved in a critical incident. He has a specialty in Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Critical Incident Stress Management. He is experienced in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing to treat trauma associated with depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

One of Leslie’s most rewarding accomplishments is his work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 32 years where he was a Special Agent. He served as a Certified Employee’s Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator for the Cincinnati Division of FBI where he provided short term outpatient counseling for FBI employees and their families as well as responding to critical incidents in his 16 year tenure as an EAP Counselor. Leslie created and helped implement a suicide intervention protocol at the FBI which he considers to be one of his most significant accomplishments in support of FBI employees. 

With Leslie’s extensive experience in working as a therapist on both adolescent and adult crisis units and his training with suicide prevention, he does not shy away from working with clients who are in crisis.

Leslie has additional specialization in counseling persons with autism

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”

~ Tobias Wolff

Specific issues I'm Skilled at Helping With

  • PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Couple’s Therapy
  • Family Therapy 
  • Adolescent Therapy

A Few Services I Provide

Services also known as modes or types of mental health care sessions can be given in a variety of formats, including:

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling: This therapy involves only the patient and the therapist. Sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy is a process through which a client works one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
  • Family Counseling: Because family is a key part of the team that helps people with mental illness get better, it is sometimes helpful for family members to understand what their loved one is going through, how they themselves can cope, and what they can do to help.
  • Group Counseling: Two or more patients may participate in therapy at the same time. Patients can share experiences and learn that others feel the same way and have had the same experiences.
  • Marital/Couples Counseling: This type of therapy helps a couple that is struggling with aspects of their relationship. This type of therapy can also be used o help spouses and partners understand why their loved one has a mental disorder, what changes in communication and behaviors can help, and what they can do to cope.
  • Premarital Counseling: A type of therapy that helps couples take the next step in their relationship, resolve issues in their relationship before they commit to marriage, or set relationship goals.
  • Telehealth: Also known as teletherapy, generally, refers to individual psychotherapy or talk therapy delivered through technology like video conferencing.

Ages I Work With

Each stage of life creates different challenges to good mental health. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having health relationship will help support good mental health & wellness throughout life.

An accurate diagnosis and an age-appropriate treatment program is crucial when one is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorder. I offer services for:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Some Client Concerns I Treat​

Mental health crises range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to traumatic mental health crisis or serious long-term conditions. A mental health crisis is a difficult life situation where a person’s coping strategies do not work. People in crisis feel helpless and distressed, they feel like they are losing control over their life.

I am trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to manage crisis situations more effectively. Some of my client concerns and mental health crisis and disorder specialties include:

  • ADHD / Inattention, Impulsivity & Hyperactivity
  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Adoption / Foster Care Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety 
  • Attachment Issues
  • Autism and Asperger
  • Avoidant Personality
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality
  • Breakup 
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Counseling
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Complex Posttraumatic Stress (C-PTSD)
  • Control Issues
  • Dependent Personality 
  • Depression
  • Disassociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestics Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Emptiness
  • Executive Dysfunction 
  • Family Problems
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Fear 
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responder Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Guilt
  • Hypochondria
  • Identity Issues
  • Impulsivity
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBTQIA+ Issues / Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation 
  • Life Purpose, Meaning & Inner -Guidance
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Men’s Issues
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings & Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Neglect
  • ODD / Oppositional & Defiant Behavior
  • Panic and Panic Attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Parenting 
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Non-monogamous
  • Postpartum Depression 
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Power 
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth 
  • Prejudice and Discrimination Rejection 
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School Issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sibling Issues
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia 
  • Somatization 
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation & Behavior
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women’s Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry 
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • CBT-I (CBT for Insomnia / Nightmares)
  • CBT-SUD (CBT for Substance Use Disorder)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy 
  • Crisis Response Plan 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy 
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • STAIR for PTSD
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Therapy Groups

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help people manage mental health conditions or cope with negative experiences and behaviors. One of the goals of group therapy is to bring people who share similar experiences together. 

Meeting other people recovering from or working through similar issues helps people realize that they are not alone. Group members and therapists can help each other by sharing information and offering advice. Group members can support, reassure, and help each other improve throughout the treatment. Below are the groups I lead:

  • Youth 13-17 years of age
  • Young Adults 18-25 years of age
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Co-Parenting
  • Non-traditional Caregivers
  • Addiction recovery

Facility Accessibility

Morgan Health Centers and its Affiliates are outpatient centers and NOT an emergency care facility. In case of an emergency please contact a primary care physician or the local emergency room, police or 911.

Morgan Health Centers recognizes the needs of patients with disabilities, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. We continue to make every effort to comply with state and federal accessibility regulations and accommodate patients with disabilities.

  • Accessible Parking
  • Gender Neutral Bathroom
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Additional Links to More Information About Me & Morgan Health Centers​

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