Leslie Baughman, LMFT (MFC 41380), has been counseling children, teens & adults since 1996. As a Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Trainer/Therapist, author and PCIT program contributor, Leslie is considered an expert in this Evidence-Based Treatment. Leslie is also skilled in providing individual, couples & family therapy to all ages. Leslie has additionally completed Levels I, II, and III Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Leslie routinely presents on topical issues for professional organizations, schools and parent associations. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Leslie at the phone number or email listed above.
Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology, CSU, Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University Of The Pacific
Certification & Trainings
Certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) 2000 UC Davis Children's Hospital
Gottman Method Couple's Therapy Levels I, II, and III Training
Marriage Family Therapist Licensure, MFC41380
California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (CAMFT), Member since 1998
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Coping Cats (Evidence Based Treatment for children with anxiety)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Individual therapy for young children, adolescents, and adults; Couples Therapy; and Family Therapy
Areas of Expertise
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) uses live-coaching and has been proven to be highly effective in helping children with mild as well as serious behavioral problems. Leslie utilizes the recommended PCIT setting of two rooms connected by a two-way mirror. Parents wear an electronic listening device, allowing her to provide immediate feedback and instructions from the other room. Leslie is able to discretely provide positive feedback, gentle correction, and therapeutic recommendations to parents live in the moment.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy applies decades of research to assist couples in developing skills to become better friends, learn how to manage conflict, and support each other's hopes for the future. Goals of this therapeutic intervention include: increasing respect, affection, and closeness; breaking through and resolving conflict when partners feel stuck, generating greater understanding between partners, and keeping conflict discussions calm.
Contact Leslie today for your free 15 minute consultation by phone.