Jennie Leskela, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Jennie Leskela

Contact Info

Office Address:
Minneapolis VAHCS
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

PhD, Counseling Psychology, Michigan State University, 1996

MSW, Social Work, Michigan State University

Internship, Clinical Psychology, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 1995 - 1996


Research Summary/Interests

She has experience in designing and implementing several funded and non-funded research projects primarily in the area of combat trauma exposure and PTSD. Additional research interests include: adult attachment styles, tobacco cessation, quality of life, treatment satisfaction and road rage/driving interventions.


Clinical Interests

Dr. Leskela has clinical experience in psychotherapy with both children and adults with trauma exposure. Her areas of clinical specialty include posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy, couple and family therapy, narrative therapy, and supervision.