Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, is a well-respected psychologist who is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. In addition to her clinical practice as a psychotherapist, she inspires people to change, grow, and heal through her work as a speaker and writer.

She is the author of the book Insecure in Love (New Harbinger Publications, 2014). She is a regular writer for WebMD’s relationships blog and is the relationships expert for WebMD’s Relationships and Coping Community. She also writes a blog, “Making Change,” for Psychology Today. In addition, she maintains her own web site, DrBecker-Phelps.com.

Becker-Phelps has presented around the country on a variety of mental health issues. She has been invited to address doctors and other health care professionals, as well to the public. She regularly provides continuing education seminars nationally for mental health professionals. She has also been interviewed extensively for print and online magazines, radio, and television.

As a licensed psychologist, Becker-Phelps treats individuals and couples in her private practice in Basking Ridge, NJ.  She is on the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset. She has been on staff there since it was Somerset Medical Center, where she had held the titles of clinical director of Women’s Psychological Services and chief of psychology. She is on the New Jersey Psychological Association Public Education Committee and is a staff editor for the NJPA e-newsletter. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, New Jersey Psychological Association, New Jersey Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, and the International Positive Psychology Association.


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