RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: MA
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0427
Lesley has worked with adults, adolescents, couples, families and groups since 1995. She has a Masters in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of Illinois and draws on training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based-CBT, Narrative Therapy and EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy) in her work.
She works in a theoretically integrative way that is driven by a combination of a client’s goals, the research evidence, clinical experience, and the value she places on well-informed client collaboration and input. She has worked in varied settings including community-based agencies; overseas NGOs; hospitals; part-time private practices and a university counselling centre before entering full-time private practice in 2006.
She enjoys working with adults of diverse ages, cultural, and sexual identities and can offer services in Spanish as well as English. She provides psycho-therapy for a wide range of personal concerns, including: PTSD and trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, emotional recovery from brain injury, and relationship and attachment issues.
Lesley is a certified EMDR therapist who brings a trauma and attachment-informed lens to her work. She is an EMDRIA approved consultant in EMDR, and enjoys providing consultation to her EMDR colleagues.
She has provided training to professionals on LGBT-affirmative therapeutic approaches, and provides a safe and welcoming environment for people in the LGBT communities, and for newcomers to Canada.