Leslie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado, providing individual and group therapy, along with affordable supervision for professional licensing for LPC candidates. She received a Master’s of Arts degree in Counseling from Regis University in Denver, CO, in 2010. In 1985, she was conferred a Master’s of Arts degree in Communications from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, and worked in healthcare program evaluation and market research for 15 years.
Leslie speaks Spanish fluently, teaching nutrition, and supervising health care workers for four years in Honduras, Central America, through the Peace Corps and Stanford University. Her work in Honduras, along with serving on the board of the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) in Boulder, CO, won her the Martin-Baro Award for Advocacy and Social Justice in Counseling at Regis University in 2010. Leslie also served as a board member for Mental Health Partners in Boulder from 2011-2014.
In both supervision and therapy, Leslie takes a multi-modal holistic approach, integrating best practices of behavioral (CBT, DBT, ACT) and interpersonal neuro-therapies (like EMDR). In her work, she believes it is essential to understand the context of people’s lives, i.e., priorities, values, cultural influences, and personal experiences. Understanding one’s strengths and motivations, she can then meet that person wherever she or he is to serve as a helper or guide to create the changes that person desires.