Leslie Garcia

Founder, Counseling Space
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Leslie Garcia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is a first-generation American, born in New York City to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. With a passion for the mental health and wellness for women entrepreneurs, Leslie created Counseling Space to help women who are struggling behind the scenes with the mental challenges that are often associated with business ownership and professional leadership.

With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, Leslie is dedicated to changing the conversations we have about mental health and educating others on the importance of preventative mental health and mental wellness plans. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Stony Brook University and Master's Degree in Social Work at Fordham University including certifications in leadership, cognitive behavioral therapy, and care management. Leslie has worked in settings that allowed her to serve in multiple roles such as a mental health advocate, social worker, consultant, and supervisor. She has extensive experience working with immigrants, chronically ill individuals, social work students and for the World Trade Center 9/11 Responders.

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Abigail Hughes, LMSW


If you are considering therapy there is some element about your life that is not working for you. My job is to help you identify these areas and work through them so that you can gain a better command of your life.

Whether you are troubled by the stressors of day-to-day life, or a major life change, I will help you to cope with it and to achieve your goals. My areas of specialty include work surrounding depression, anxiety, and pregnancy and postpartum stressors.

I work from a strength-based approach and am especially interested in helping people explore passions and creativity as a pathway to healing, personal growth, and joy.

Evelyn Crespo, LCSW


Evelyn is a bicultural/bilingual licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating depression and anxiety and works with individual, couples, and families.

Her experience working in schools, clinics, and hospitals has taught her how to adapt treatment strategies to best meet your mental health needs. Her postgraduate training from the Ackerman Institute will help you create the healthy, supportive relationships that you want.

Her flexibility, willingness, and unique style and skills will help you live your desired life. Click the link for your phone consultation.

Welcome to Counseling Space!


Identify Strength, Uncover Opportunity AND Conquer Challenges

We know how important it is for you to live your life to the fullest and simply find your happy place in the midst of the ups and downs that each day can bring. At the Counseling Space we’re committed to helping you improve the overall quality of your life while addressing any mental health conditions that may be forcing you to struggle.

With our customized support services we work with you one-on- one to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of your happiness and success.

Building Awareness and Focusing on Your Mental Health

It’s no secret that in the within minority communities the subject of mental health remains taboo. That’s why we’re committed to removing the shame and engaging on open dialogue about mental wellness issues that impact us individually and as a community.

Asking for help when you begin to feel stressed or experience emotional turmoil is nothing to be ashamed of.

Because You Matter

We've created clinical and consulting services that address your needs and provide you with practical and proven solutions to help you overcome all of the challenges life can bring.