Leslie Vernick is a popular speaker, author, licensed clinical social worker and life coach with a private counseling practice in Pennsylvania. She has over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families heal, rebuild or grow their relationships. Whether counseling, speaking or writing, Leslie gently leads people to make real changes in their lives. She loves helping people learn to:

•Confidently speak thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.
•Encounter God’s peace and presence in the midst of suffering or difficult loss.
•Develop the discipline to turn dreams and desires into reality.

Leslie is the author of six books, including the best selling, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and her most recent Lord, I Just Want to be Happy.

Leslie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse Network, a Christian mental health outreach ministry and Beneath His Wings, A Christian outreach for women needing shelter from abusive relationships. She has had the unique privilege to teach in Iraq, Russia, Romania, Hungary, and the Philippines. She is also featured in three of the American Association of Christian Counselor video teaching series including ExtraOrdinary Women and Marriage Works.

Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married for over 34 years and they have two adult children and loves being a new grandmother.

Leslie Vernick is also a regular blog contributor to the Faith Radio Network!