Nathan Leslie

M. Psy., PsyD CandidateEmail »nleslie@waypointwellnesscenter.com

I am a psychology associate working under the supervision of Dr. Tana Clarke. I have worked in a variety
of settings conducting individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and psychological assessments.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of concerns and conditions. I
have a particular interest in working with adults and adolescents who have been diagnosed with ADHD
and who are on the autism spectrum. I also work frequently with individuals struggling with psychotic
disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have extensive training in a number of
therapeutic approaches, and I tend to work from a psychodynamically-informed integrative approach. I
am very flexible in my clinical style, and I work hard to utilize techniques and interventions which will be
of maximum benefit for the unique problems of every patient I see. I believe deeply in the healing
power of therapy, and I strive to bring care, openness, and deep understanding to the therapeutic
relationship.


Professional Experience

Though I have a wide variety of experience working with all ages and with many different clinical
concerns, I have specialized in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. I also have a great deal of
experience and in-depth training working with individuals on the autism spectrum, and with other
neuro-biological differences. My original training background is grounded in the science of psychology
and neurobiology. I earned by BS in Applied Psychology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, with a minor
in neuroscience. Before beginning my doctoral degree, I worked for two years as a professional
research associate in an advanced neurobiology research laboratory in Boulder, CO. Here, I planned and
conducted cutting-edge research on the neurobiological underpinnings of anxiety, depression, and PTSD
funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Defense. I
earned my M.Psy. at George Washington University, where I am currently a doctoral candidate. At
GWU, I have gained extensive training in psychodynamic theory and practice, and in psychometric
assessment. I have also received training in CBT, ACT, Family Systems, and several other treatment
modalities.


Life Outside the Office

I was born in Boulder, Colorado, which contributed greatly to my love for the outdoors. I currently enjoy
mountain biking, rock climbing, painting, and spending time with my family, and my two cats.


Nathan works in the Linthicum and Annapolis locations. He also provides telehealth services. He will be credentialed with Carefirst insurance.