Leslie Lipton, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Leslie Lipton, LMSW is a Licensed Master Social Worker who earned her masters degree at University of Alabama with a concentration in children and families.  Leslie specializes in working with children, teens and young adults. She has been working in the behavioral health field since 2006 in private practice, school settings and the foster care system. 

Leslies treatment specialties include trauma, mood/personality disorders, behavioral and emotional disturbance/dysregulation, adjustment and transitional challenges (divorce, relocation, loss, etc), anxiety disorders, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders, self-harm, relationship/peer concerns, LGBTQ and gender identity, and parent/child and family conflict. Her other areas of expertise include reactive attachment disorder and the effects of adoption and foster care.

Leslie is specifically trained in Trauma Focused CBT and has extensive experience working with clients who have survived significant trauma. She uses a variety of different treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), play therapy and interpersonal therapy. Leslie believes that building a positive working relationship with her clients is essential to the process of change. She is known for her ability to connect with her clients and for creating a safe space to help children and teens to feel comfortable to express themselves and process their feelings in a way they can understand.

In addition to her clinical work, Leslie has presented to groups and organizations on a variety of mental health topics, including Combating Maladaptive Coping Skills in a School Setting and Eating Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery. Leslie has had the publication of her novel in 2006 “Unwell”, which chronicles a young woman’s descent into anorexia nervosa, her treatment, and finally her recovery.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) where she was also a founding member of the Junior Board.

Works With: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Families