Leslie Russell-Martin, MS, LMFT, PhD, LP, RPT-S
Dr. Leslie is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor. She is also an approved supervisor for the Minnesota boards of Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, and Board of Behavioral Health. Dr Leslie is also a Registered Play Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.
Dr. Leslie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota and Tennessee and a Minnesota Licensed Psychologist. She is also Advanced Trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA). She holds advanced certifications in Autism, Play Therapy, and Neuropsychology.
Dr Leslie earned her Master’s degree at St Cloud State University. She earned her PhD at Northcentral University. She earned her Post Doctoral Re-specialization in Clinical neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University.
Dr. Leslie is an Amen Method Certified Brain Health Coach. She has also completed advanced certification to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.
Dr. Leslie has led conferences in the areas of children’s mental health, Neuropsychology, trauma, reactive attachment, therapeutic techniques, early childhood mental health, and autism. She has also served as Adjunct faculty at St. Cloud State University and Hamline University. Dr. Leslie specializes in couples, family and children’s mental health. She is also experienced in clinical diagnosis and evaluation, the treatment of child and adults.
Dr. Leslie’s specialties include Autism, trauma, TBI, neurological conditions, and Reactive Attachment disorders as well as infant and child mental health. One of the clinics, and Dr. Leslie’s, passions is to provide quality mental health care to children and families using both traditional and non-traditional therapeutic methods.
Dr. Leslie works with children and families as well as couples and individuals ages 18 months and up. She also completes neuro- psychological assessments for individuals ages 18 months through adult.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Adaptive Internal Relational Network Model (AIR)
Adlerian Play Therapy
Adult Attachment Inventory
Animal Assisted Therapy
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Circle of Security
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Crisis Intervention Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Equine Assisted Therapy (EAGALA)
Experiential Play Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization-Reprocessing (EMDR)
Filial Play Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
LifeBook/Life Story Work
Neurofeedback EEG Biofeedback
Neurological Reorganization (NR)
Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT)
Rule 25 Assessment
Sand Tray or Sand Play
Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Trauma-informed Child Parent Psychotherapy (TI-CPP)
Adoption Identity (i.e., self-worth, self-esteem)
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Divorce / Co Parenting
Early Traumatic Experiences
Educational Consulting (IEP/504 Assistance)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
High Conflict Families
Juvenile Justice Involvement
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Sexual Abuse (Victim)
Systems of Care Navigation
Adult (Ad. Parent - Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family Work
Elementary Age (7-12)
Young Adult (19-25)
Young Child (3-6)
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