Leslie is a Seattle Pacific University Master’s graduate and a Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Specialization in Medical Family Therapy. She has been working in the field since 2007 and takes a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach when assisting adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families in treatment.
Leslie considers it a privilege to join people on their life journey and accompany them into a deeper inner understanding and acceptance of their circumstance for change to happen. She integrates narrative therapy, mindfulness, and focusing-oriented psychotherapy to allow each person’s process to unfold with empathy and compassion and connect with the goodness within to discover the right way forward, unique to each person’s life experiences and temperament.
In Leslie’s counseling practice she specializes in chronic or progressive illnesses, chronic pain management resulting from an illness or injury, partners of sex addicts, marital relationships, particularly reintegration of healthy intimacy resulting from sexual compulsivity, as well as, grief and loss, anxiety and depression, self-worth issues, and peer relationships. She facilitates a Living Well group aimed at providing additional therapeutic support for those who live with chronic pain. Leslie is the primary investigator of a phenomenological research study about patient narratives of living with chronic pain and how they describe mindfulness and well-being. Her research team includes Steven Overman, MD and Scott Edwards, Ph.D. at Seattle Pacific University. In addition, she receives on-going training and supervision in the field of sex addiction.
An outdoor enthusiast, Leslie enjoys hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, and downhill skiing with her husband and family time with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.Email Forms