Lesley is a Registered Psychologist and has over 20 years of experience as a therapist. Lesley is passionate about providing a safe and supportive place for clients to work through challenges in their lives. Lesley is experienced in supporting clients with complex trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship challenges, life transitions, self-esteem, and adjusting to acute and chronic illnesses. She specializes in supporting clients with burnout and compassion fatigue.
She uses a trauma informed, client centred approach, and offers interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness strategies to help clients create meaningful and lasting change in their lives. Through her own experience in therapy, Lesley is aware of the courage it takes to come to seek support. She views the therapeutic process as having an empathetic and compassionate companion who will walk with you in your healing journey.
Lesley offers mental health therapy to individual adults.
Lesley is honoured to be an ally of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and Indigenous communities.
Lesley’s pronouns are she/her/hers.
Lesley offers mental health therapy sessions in-person and via telehealth.
Lesley has extensive experience in working with children and families through her role as a Child Life Specialist at the Stollery Hospital for over 20 years. This role involved helping individuals and families cope with the diagnoses of acute and chronic illness and the trauma, grief, anxiety and depression associated with this. Through this position, Lesley recognized her desire to become a therapist and apply her passion and skills to other populations.
As a Registered Psychologist Lesley has been exposed to diverse cultures and complex client experiences through training in a non-profit therapy organization as well as working in private practice. She is mindful of the challenges affecting different populations when it comes to seeking mental health support, and she strives to reduce the stigma associated with accessing therapy.
Masters degree in Psychology – Dual Specializations in Clinical and Counselling Psychology – Capella University (2016)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Alberta (1994)