Leslie Plaia, M.Ed., LPC


Clinical Program Coordinator

Prior to joining the staff as the Clinical Program Coordinator, Leslie worked as a primary therapist at a local substance abuse treatment center. Leslie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who holds a master's degree in community agency counseling from University of Montevallo and a bachelor's degree in theatre and English literature from Birmingham-Southern College. Leslie's clinical experience includes working with individuals impacted by substance use disorders, process addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and other mental health issues. Leslie previously served as a primary therapist at Magnolia Creek from 2012-2014.

Leslie is a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the Alabama Counseling Association. Therapeutic interests include eating disorders, substance use disorders, process addictions, trauma, women's issues, and media's influence on society. Leslie has participated in specialized training in motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodrama.

Born in Knoxville and raised in Pittsburgh, Leslie has called the Magic City "home" for the last twelve years. She spends most of her time renovating her new/old house with her husband, reading, making crafts, and assisting in local theatre productions.


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    Testimonial 1
    Client1Just wanted to let you know that everything's going great, and I'm not letting myself disappear. (My living situation) is ideal and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for helping me learn to love life.

    Former Client - Magnolia Creek

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    Testimonial 2
    client2How do you thank someone who has given you their life back? I can't even put into words how much you all mean to me. Magnolia Creek was a gift from God.

    Former Client - Magnolia Creek

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    Testimonial 3
    Client3You are changing people's lives. There is no greater thing than what you all are doing...Thank you for treating [our daughter] with respect and helping her recover herself back. What a gift you have given to us. We can never say thank you enough.

    Family of Former Client - Magnolia Creek

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