StaffLeslie Johnsen – MA, LLP
Executive and Clinical Director, Director of Adolescent Services, E.D.G.E. Program
Specialties: Adolescents, Adults, Adjustment Issues, Abuse and Neglect, Anxiety, Panic, Phobia, Bi-polar Disorder, Blended Family Issues, Bullying, Co-Dependency, Communication/Relational Issues, Depression, Divorce Recovery, Eating Disorders, Family Issues, Group Counseling, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, OCD, Parenting Issues, PTSD, Self-Control/Impulse Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Self-Injury, Single Parenting, Sexual Abuse, Social Problems, Stress Management, Trauma and Abuse, Women’s Issues
Leslie R. Johnsen has been practicing in the field of clinical psychology treating children, adolescents, and adults since 1995. Ms. Johnsen has served as the Clinical Director of Perspectives of Troy Counseling Centers for 17 years, overseeing daily clinical operations at multiple sites along with supervising Masters and Doctoral level clinicians. In 1998, she founded The Adolescent EDGE Program, a successful, well-known treatment program utilizing a multi-modality approach, incorporating individual, family, group psychotherapies, and psychoeducation, along with medical therapy if warranted. Thousands of adolescents and their families have found relief from their significant mental health struggles through this level of programming. She has a passion for program growth and development. In addition to adolescent programming, multiple departments and programs have been successfully launched under Ms. Johnsen’s guidance: The Children’s EDGE Program, TAG (Trauma, Addictions, and Grief Initiative), Anger and Behavioral Management Services, and Pastoral Care and Education to name just a few.
Ms. Johnsen is a recognized public speaker both within the community and the mental health field. She has trained hundreds of professionals in the treatment of self-injurious behaviors, depression, anxiety, and adolescent development.
For many years, Ms. Johnsen has been consulting with local schools, churches, public sectors, and mental health organizations on a variety of topics related to the field. She is a sought after guest on local radio, news, and other forms of media. She has published articles and enjoys providing community education.
Ms. Johnsen is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Detroit-Mercy in the clinical psychology graduate program with a specialty in child and adolescent development. She graduated from Michigan State University with honors, majoring in psychology along with an emphasis in industrial-organizational technique, business marketing, and management.
Ms. Johnsen’s mission is to enhance and maximize a client’s experience within each facility she works with. She embraces advancement opportunities that organizations may make through clinical expansion, process improvement, relational marketing, and program development.