Leslie A. Markowitz, PsyD, LP
- Practicing Department: Mental Health
My background is in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and includes specialized training in autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. From intake to triage and beyond, my role is to help identify a child's unique strengths and challenges. I take a strengths-based approach, looking beyond difficulties and developmental comparisons to fully understand the child within his/her environment.
My goal is to gain a comprehensive picture of the child and family through our team evaluation. After the evaluation, I provide families with a comprehensive report. This provides diagnostic clarity that can connect children and families with not just the right services, but the right level of services from the right providers. I work to understand what's needed to improve quality of life for everyone in the family. When parents leave with a diagnosis, I want them to feel that our team heard their concerns, understands their child, and has helped connect them to resources they need to help their child reach their full potential.
In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, the culinary arts and playing/watching sports.
I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), which includes memberships in the following:
* Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder
*Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
*Society of Pediatric Psychology.
I am a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) as well.
I also completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities (LEND) program as both an advanced trainee and a post-doctoral fellow. LEND trains healthcare providers in interdisciplinary collaboration and advocacy to help further the lives of infants, children and adolescents with special needs.
- HealthPartners Regions Behavioral Health - Woodbury
- 8550 Hudson Blvd Lake Elmo, MN 55042 (map)
- Appointments: (952) 967-7992
- Professional School: Wright State University 2012
- Certification: No Information on Record