Karen Leslie, MSW, LICSW

Karen enjoys working with women, men, seniors, couples, teens, children (ages 5+) and families.  She has over 20 years of experience helping clients with various issues such as:


I come from a holistic perspective addressing the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs of my clients with the hope they can understand themselves more clearly.  I view my role as a supporter, encourager, educator, challenger, a member of the team, with my client as the main person on the team.

Licensures & Certifications

  • Minnesota Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified in Theophostic Prayer Ministry

Education & Additional Training:

  • Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University

Selected Links

Selected Books

Marriage/Relationship Issues:

  • How We Love, by Milan and Kay Yerkovich
  • Love Talk, by Les and Leslie Parrott
  • The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted, by Gary Chapman
  • Relationship Rescue, by Dr. Phil McGraw
  • Boundaries in Marriage, by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Mens & Womens Issues:

  • Think Differently, Live Differently, by Bob Hamp
  • Boundaries, by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
  • Getting Through the Tough Stuff, by Charles Swindoll
  • Forgiveness, by Gary Inrig
  • Battlefield of the Mind, by Joyce Meyer
  • Approval Addiction, by Joyce Meyer
  • Deadly Emotions, by Dr. Don Colbert
  • Thinking for a Change, by John Maswell
  • Today Matters, by John Maxwell
  • Healing Life’s Hurts, by Ed Smith
  • Overcoming a Negative Self-Image, by Neil Anderson
  • Overcoming Depression,by Neil and Joanne Anderson
  • Overcoming Addictive Behavior, by Neil Anderson and Mike Quarles
  • The God Shaped Brain, by Timothy Jennings

Parenting, Child, & Teen:

  • Strong Willed Child, by Dr. James Dobson
  • Battlefield of the Mind for Teens and Children, by Joyce Meyer
  • Parenting Prodigals, by Phil Waldrep