Leslie Klein, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment services. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Cornell University and her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the George Washington University.
Dr. Klein has extensive experience conducting psychotherapy and psychological assessments. In psychotherapy, she has had experience working with a diverse set of clients, with a particular interest in working with clients struggling with mood disorders, recent or past traumas, adjustment difficulties, relationship challenges, identity concerns, and/or more severe mental illness. Her approach to psychotherapy centers upon a warm, supportive, and collaborative relationship with her clients and their families, relying heavily on psychodynamic and relational principles, while frequently incorporating techniques from other modalities, including CBT and family systems. She works hard to tailor her approach to meet the needs of each particular client. In addition, Dr. Klein has had extensive experience conducting psychological assessments for a variety of presenting concerns, including: challenges related to attention and executive functioning, learning disabilities, social-emotional symptoms, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
Dr. Klein has worked in a variety of clinical settings including schools, community outpatient clinics, residential facilities, forensic settings, and private practices. She completed her Doctoral Internship at the Help Group, a community mental health agency in Sherman Oaks, California, where she provided psychotherapy and assessments in a therapeutic day school, a residential treatment facility, and a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Klein then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the George Washington University Center Clinic where she oversaw a training clinic for doctoral level student clinicians, taught a graduate level course in psychological assessment, and supervised trainees’ psychotherapy and psychological assessment. In addition, she carried her own diverse caseload of child, adolescent, and adult clients within this outpatient setting. Dr. Klein is very passionate about her work, and is thrilled to be part of the team at Georgetown Psychology Associates.