Paula Leslie, MA, LCPC
Therapeutic & Educational Placement Specialist
Ms. Leslie has over 10 years of direct experience in the mental health field. Prior to joining Stratas Consulting Group, she worked as a lead instructor and therapist at a nationally known wilderness therapy program, coordinated an outdoor activity program for adolescents at a private family-style residential therapeutic program, and served as a direct-care provider in both a therapeutic boarding school and in a transitional living house for young adults.
Ms. Leslie holds an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Montana and completed her clinical internship at a leading therapeutic boarding school for girls.
Ms. Leslie is a published author as well as an experienced educator, having taught a variety of high school curriculum and life skills classes in various educational and therapeutic settings. Ms. Leslie was also previously a member of the accreditation council for the Association for Experiential Education. As a council member she was involved in providing a specialized, in-depth review process for wilderness therapy programs, hospital-based programs, and treatment programs that utilize experiential education and adventure.