Leslie Plaia, M.Ed., LPC


Clinical Director

Leslie is the Clinical Director at Magnolia Creek, and has clinical experience working with individuals impacted by eating disorders, co-occurring mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and process addictions. She has served as a primary therapist, adjunct therapist, and Clinical Program Coordinator at Magnolia Creek and as a primary therapist at an addiction treatment center.  She 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. She has participated in specialized training in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and experiential therapy, and is currently pursuing her Certified Eating Disorders Specialist designation..


Leslie is a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the Alabama Counseling Association. Her therapeutic interests include eating disorders, substance use disorders, process addictions, trauma, and women's issues. She has presented on topics including the over-sexualization of girls, the media's influence on teens, and adolescent substance use. Born in Knoxville and raised in Pittsburgh, Leslie has called the Magic City "home" since 2004. 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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