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Leo Battenhausen, MSW, LCADC


Leo Battenhausen is a highly personable therapist with a genuine desire to help others. If you are serious about wanting to change things in your life and get "unstuck" from a troublesome situation you are in, you can rest assured that he can and will help you. Leo's background and experience has been very varied, and he has worked in many different settings offering a variety of services to clients. His offices are comfortable, private and designed with his clients in mind. Leo is a very down-to-earth person and will your make therapy comfortable, beneficial, meaningful and personal to your needs. He is now offering INTERVENTION SERVICES, "I.S." for families with loved ones afflicted with chronic addictions.

Leo employs a Humanistic approach, meaning all treatment and counseling is custom-tailored to his clients. No "psychobabble" or constant questions such as "Well how do you feel about that...?" Your past is very important, but not as important as your future.

Leo Battenhausen's sense of humor and ability to help you feel comfortable are unique. Leo's former and present clients would attest to that. Most clients come from word of mouth. To him, that is the highest compliment a therapist can receive.

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Posts by Leo Battenhausen, MSW, LCADC:

  • Were You Wrong About Mr. Right?

  • September 24th, 2019
    You’ve met “the guy!” He loves you!  He’s “all you ever wanted!”  He loves your friends!  He loves your family!  They all love him! You are so happy, fulfilled and finally where you always wanted to be! [...]

  • Too Young To Understand Murder? Too Young To Play Violent Video Games!

  • September 9th, 2013
    In Slaughter, LA an 8-year-old boy shot his grandmother in the back of her head while she watched TV. The boy had just finished playing Grand Theft Auto, a video game that gives you points and advancement for the number [...]

  • What’s REAL-LY Happening?

  • August 19th, 2013
    I have a real problem.  It is really, really bothering me and for real it’s getting worse! It all came boiling up in me today!  I saw one of those “Buy on TV” commercials and couldn’t believe [...]

  • A Stroll Down “Memory Lane” Shows Signs Of Wellness For The Brain!

  • July 30th, 2013
    Finally!  I feel absolutely vindicated for being the nostalgic, hopeless romantic that “lives in the past” frequently revisiting those “Good Old Days,” and now I know why! Are you a “Frequent [...]

  • More Women Dying From Painkiller Overdose Than Ever Before

  • July 17th, 2013
    The rise of prescription pain pill abuse and dependence is no surprise anymore. Adolescents and adults are so over-taken by this epidemic that substance abuse facilities, counselors’ offices, and funeral parlors [...]

  • Targeting Fear In Parents For Profit

  • July 10th, 2013
    I saw a very disturbing commercial on television today. I actually had to check to see if I was dreaming or not because this commercial was simply so unbelievable, so pathetic, so not what Americans needs for its children [...]

  • What Happened To The “Wow” Factor?

  • June 24th, 2013
    Remember being a kid? Well, let me be more specific, those of you who are between 40 and say, 60 do you remember “wow” factors?  They consisted of going out at night, visiting the local drug store that [...]

  • NJ Bill S2828 Right Arrow, Wrong Target

  • June 19th, 2013
    Very recently New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, approved a Bill (S2828) allotting some 2 million dollars to allow several counties to enforce mental health treatment via the court system. In other words, individuals [...]

  • Paris Jackson Or Jane Doe: Teenage Suicide A World Health Problem To Be Taken Seriously!

  • June 13th, 2013
    There is certainly something very wrong when a teenager attempts to or commits suicide! So young, so much life ahead, so much to look forward to. Why then is teenage suicide among one of the world’s leading health [...]

  • Why Am I So Possessive?

  • June 6th, 2013
    Let’s face the facts; many of us are very possessive of our love interests. What is really going on when we feel like this? You need to know. Why? Because it is absolutely not mentally healthy. When we feel possessive [...]

  • The “5 Minute” And “10 Year Rule” To Easier Living

  • May 28th, 2013
    We all have found ourselves in very angering situations. These situations invariably always involve other people.  Be it a co-worker, family member, spouse, driver, store clerk, and the list can go on and on forever. The [...]

  • Crazy vs. Cunning

  • May 13th, 2013
    Being in the field of psychology and mental disorders, I watch the court and news stations with silent frustration. I am watching defense attorneys or news-casters talking about rapists, murderers, pedophiles and the [...]

  • “Hello In There!”

  • May 7th, 2013
    If anyone has been following me, read my book, or been a friend or client of mine knows very well that my prescription for wellness and survival always involves socializing! People need people to grow, succeed, learn, [...]

  • Parenting In A Pill

  • May 1st, 2013
    As a Licensed Therapist, this news makes my blood boil! As an author, this news reaffirms what I have been saying for years.  One “Diagnosis De Jour” is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or better [...]

  • Hidden Messages

  • April 18th, 2013
    Victoria’s got a secret, but it’s out now and for parents, it’s not good. Well I’m not a parent, but I do work with many parents and their children, and Victoria’s Secret (among other clothing [...]

  • Worry, Be Happy?

  • April 5th, 2013
    Do you know any miserable people? Those who are just so negative, so nasty, so unhopeful that you just can’t stand listening to them?  These are the folks who seem to live forever, while positive people with [...]

  • Big Bird Vs. The Power Rangers

  • March 26th, 2013
    The debate has been on-going for years. The debate about children watching violence on TV and how it may be affecting their behaviors may finally be over, and the news is not good!  However, the future can be better! Consider [...]

  • Bullying: As Bad As Domestic Violence

  • March 20th, 2013
    The issue of bullying is all over the news and internet. This is far more damaging than the bullying of the past, with social media, texting, sexting and all the other current ways that kids can hurt other kids. Because [...]

  • You Can Lower The Risk Of Autism!

  • March 12th, 2013
    One in 88 children in the United States is born Autistic.* Why?  What is causing this epidemic among America’s children?  Scientists still cannot explain it, and the rise has been quite evident over the past [...]

  • “Dog Gone” Amazing!

  • March 6th, 2013
    “Who let the dog out?” Whoever did, thank you!  These days, more and more people are advocating for, concerned about, and loving their dogs. Our canine babies are quickly gaining very special status among [...]

  • Energy Drinks – Full Of Bull?

  • February 27th, 2013
    Energy drinks are everywhere these days! Apparently a good “Cup of Joe” doesn’t cut it like it used to. These beverages are everywhere from bodegas to barrooms!  What’s the draw?  Do we really [...]

  • I’m CRAZY! Can You Help Me Now?

  • February 18th, 2013
    A very disturbing, yet relevant article was in the New Jersey Star-Ledger* recently. Front page, in fact!  I’m very glad about this!  More and more, health care insurance companies are being exposed for the non-medical, [...]

  • We Need to “Disarm” Insurance Companies!

  • January 18th, 2013
    The true culprit. We have heard and read “ad nauseum” about gun control, mental health, parenting, who is responsible for such tragedies as the Newtown, CT shootings, blame, blame, blame.  This is insanity. [...]

  • We Don’t Need New Year’s Eve To Tell Us What To Do

  • January 5th, 2013
    Whew, the Holidays are over! The hype, hoot and hollar can now be put away in the attic along with all of the decorations and unwanted gifts we received.  Perhaps you got the perfect tie, or the book you’ve been [...]

  • The Video Game Dilemma

  • December 25th, 2012
    Video games and isolation. As the families and nation begin the long mourning process of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, we learn more about the killer…I write this in no way to glorify that person, but [...]

  • Sandy Hook Massacre, Another Demand for Social Change!

  • December 19th, 2012
    A senseless tragedy. Nothing is more sad, horrific, senseless and devestating as what happed on Decemebr 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. What in the world causes a 20 year old man to go [...]

  • How Far Does “Blue Blood” Go Today?

  • December 12th, 2012
    This has to be the saddest, most obscene tragedy on many, many levels, that the modern world has ever known! Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse caring for Prince William’s wife, Catherine, treating her morning sickness, [...]

  • You Can’t BUY INTO Christmas!

  • December 3rd, 2012
    Oh yes….soon, perhaps too soon after Halloween, society is literally pushed into Christmas! Sigh! One can’t even catch their breath between Halloween and Thanksgiving before the same old 12 songs are on the radio, [...]

  • When the Music’s Over…

  • November 27th, 2012
    We all know how exilerating it is when we…..Fall in Love, don’t we? We miraculously become the person we believe we were “meant to be!”  We don’t over eat, we aren’t bothered by [...]

  • Don’t Shop, ADOPT! (Jenny’s Story)

  • November 23rd, 2012
    We have 4 dogs. On Facebook and in “real life,” everyone knows about our Saint Bernards.  My wife Cori and I have 3 of them.  We seem to show them all of our attention “on line,” but… then, there is Jenny! Cori [...]

  • Don’t “Talk Turkey,” Give Thanks

  • November 20th, 2012
    Oh how I loathe hearing the words….”Happy Turkey Day.” I loathe the expression not only because I know that turkeys are ready, willing and able to be loving pets for those lucky enough to be able [...]

  • Driving, You Crazy?!

  • November 19th, 2012
    Do you want the “secret” to knowing how to read someone’s true personality? The method I’m about to share with you is 100% accurate in every way, shape and form!  Save yourself hundreds of dollars [...]

  • Brides-to-Be, Be Sure to Have Wedding Day “Shoes” That Help You Run!

  • November 17th, 2012
    Have you, or any one you’ve known had those proverbial “Cold Feet” before their wedding day? Well, research from Justin Lavner has revealed to LiveScience.com that those pedicured feet may need more than warmth, [...]

  • ‘They’ Suck!

  • November 15th, 2012
    They are very, very scary! They are work, (LOTS of work!). They are intrusive! They are selfish They frustrate us, They anger us, Work with us, Date us, Play with us, Live with us, Inconvenience us, Call us! Text us! [...]

  • Rocky Mountain High-er

  • November 13th, 2012
    Amendment 64 was passed in Colorado this week, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. “Wow man!!  That’s so so cool!”  Many people are celebrating this event while others shake their heads [...]