Leslie Palumbo, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, Reiki master, and meditation teacher who uses a combination of mind-body approaches in her Connecticut private practice. Leslie helps clients to connect with the sense of peace permeating everything through the use of in-the-moment meditation techniques such as inner body awareness, the breath, nature, stillness, silence, and surrender. It is her ultimate intention to help people open their awareness to the peace and beauty in every moment.

In addition to her traditional clinical training as an LCSW, Leslie has studied in meditation retreat with Pema Chodron and Eckhart Tolle. A special focus of Leslie's is working with the bereaved, helping them to mine the gifts inherent in any great loss. She has experienced, and teaches, that grief is a sacred opportunity which, while accompanied by deep pain, also provides an opportunity for each of us to expand into a greater version of ourselves. In her calm, gentle and down to earth style, she is currently writing and leading retreats, group and individual teachings on the gifts of grief. Check the calendar for her upcoming 2016-2017 Wisdom of Grief Workshops and explore her book, The Wisdom of Grief: Mining The Treasure Inherent in Great Loss.