Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Do you take insurance?

Dr. Leslie is an out of network provider. You can submit to your insurance for reimbursement and we can provide you with a superbill. 

Q: What degree, certification, or license does Dr. Leslie hold?

Dr. Leslie is a licensed psychologist with a PsyD (doctor of psychology) degree. She is licensed in 15 states through PsycPact. According to the American Psychological Association, “Doctoral degrees in psychology offer individuals preparation to conduct scientific research, professional practice or both.” The focus of PsyD programs is to provide training to “engage in careers that apply scientific knowledge of psychology and deliver empirically-based service to individuals, groups and organizations.” Dr. Leslie also is a Certified Health Coach from the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.  

Q: Where are sessions located?

All therapy sessions are currently being done through online video appointments. You will be emailed a link and information on how to access the online therapy session prior to your appointment 

Q: How long are the appointments?

The first session will last about 50 minutes. Therapy sessions after this will last about 45-50 minutes. Bariatric evaluations will last 50-55 minutes. 

Q: What is binge eating?

Binge eating is different from emotional eating, over eating, or stress eating.  According to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, a binge is defined as eating within any two hour period an amount of food that is larger than what most people would eat under similar circumstances. There is a feeling of lack of control during the binge. During a binge someone may eat more quickly than normal, eat until feeling uncomfortably full, eat large amounts of food when not hungry, eat alone out of embarrassment, or experience feelings like disgust after the binge. Dr. Leslie helps people overcome binge eating in addition to stress or emotional eating

Q: What conditions does Dr. Leslie work with?

Dr. Leslie specializes in treating eating concerns, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. She also works with individuals who are struggling with adjusting to new situations or having concerns about relationships.  She has worked at two different medical centers seeing patients with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trouble sleeping, body image concerns, eating and weight related concerns, and more. Also, she has worked at Northwestern University Counseling Center as well as Florida Atlantic University Counseling Center seeing undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of presenting concerns.


At Northwestern, she was part of the eating concerns assessment and treatment team. As part of this team she helped decide what level and type of care patients needed and helped to coordinate this care. Dr. Leslie has experience helping people find the best type of therapy for their individual situation. With patients who are receiving treatment for binge eating disorder, help with emotional eating, treatment for bulimia, or other eating related concerns she will coordinate and collaborate with dietitians as clinically appropriate. 

If you are not sure if what you are struggling with is a right fit for therapy with Dr. Leslie please feel free to reach out. If she feels that your concern is out of her scope of practice, she will provide you with an appropriate referral to another therapist.