Leslie is an Arizona native and has lived in the valley her entire life. Leslie comes to the therapy room later in life, having spent a number of years working in the legal field and raising a family. Leslie has long been interested in what makes people tick at both the micro and macro levels, and she has undergraduate degrees from Arizona State University in both psychology and sociology. Leslie obtained her master’s degree in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University in 2016, then went back for an additional year and obtained a certification in Trauma counseling. Leslie has joined the Advanced Trauma team here at Bayless as of January 2022 and is excited to offer trauma therapy to adult patients 18+.
In her professional life, Leslie has worked with children and adults, mainly in the realm of trauma healing. Leslie is trained in EMDR and uses an eclectic blend of mindfulness, CBT, DBT skills and other person-centered therapeutic interventions, walking alongside her clients on their healing journey. Personally, Leslie enjoys online gaming, something she hopes to eventually bring into the therapeutic process, as well as reading, cooking and baking, and spending time with her partner and their kitties.< Return to All Providers