Leslie Poulos, M.A. (ABD)

Postdoctoral Resident: Disability Access Center and Counseling Center

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Leslie Poulos is currently working as the Doctoral Resident for the Counseling Center and Disability Access Center. She is a proud “Region Rat” and grew up near PNW-Hammond campus. She is passionate about examining societal expectations and influences on mental health and approaches her work with students through a multicultural feminist lens.

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Leslie completed her doctoral coursework at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is expected to defend her dissertation studying sleep hygiene in couples in Fall 2021. She has worked in college counseling throughout her career including working at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Iowa State University and at the Chicago City Colleges. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2017. Her undergraduate studies were in Studio Art and Art History.

Areas of Expertise

Leslie utilizes client-focused, trauma-informed techniques and enjoys teaching clients skills for distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. Leslie has a long history of working with LGBTQ+ students, international students, graduate students and non-traditional students.