My name is Leslie Musgrove. I graduated in 2018 with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. During that time, I received specialized training in forensic psychology, treatment of children and adolescents, and psychological assessment.
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
I have therapeutic and assessment experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. I also have extensive experience working with families, including blended families, adoptive families, and foster families and feel especially drawn to working with children and adolescents who have experienced family hardships, prejudices, and disruptions in attachment.
Executive functioning is an area I find especially interesting and relevant to understanding problems related to relational and academic success throughout the lifespan. I find it quite exhilarating to help parents and caregivers understand their child’s unique and interesting idiosyncrasies regarding processing information, regulating emotions, and engaging in problem solving tasks effectively.
I tend to view my client’s and their stories through a trauma-informed, developmental, systems, and attachment lens and this perspective helps me to understand how the past shapes the future and what current mechanisms are reinforcing problematic patterns. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to share in people’s struggles and pain through assessment and therapy and strive to understand every person’s origin story and the circumstances that have led them to be in my office.
MORE ABOUT ME
I believe in being authentic and candid with my clients to facilitate their own growth and openness to self-awareness. My goal as a therapist and evaluator is to create a space where you feel comfortable in the discomfort of learning about yourself, your child, or your family system.