Ms. Coates Burpee is a Licensed and Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She attended Davidson College in North Carolina and earned an MA in Psychology from Harvard University, where she collaborated with Ellen J. Langer, Ph.D. on innovative mindfulness research. She went on to earn an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University. Leslie Coates Burpee completed the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Core Curriculum and several advanced-level trainings directly under the instruction of Dr’s. Aaron and Judith Beck. She maintains membership with Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors (NVLPC), American Counseling Association (ACA), Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
As a therapist, Ms. Coates Burpee draws from a number of disciplines grounded in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies, while utilizing mindfulness and solutions-focused techniques that build confidence and resilience, and strengthen one’s ability to manage stress. She works with adolescents and adults, specializing in various issues including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, OCD, chronic health conditions, and relational distress.