Associate Clinical Social Worker
Leslie Leasure is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who has been working with people in recovery for more than 27 years in a range of roles. She has facilitated spirituality and grief and loss workshops at treatment centers across the Bay Area, and was the founding program director at the Ignite Institute – a center specializing in connecting spirituality, social justice work, and innovation.
She is a firm believer in the transformative power of connection, and her style of therapy is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and rooted in the concept of post-traumatic growth.
Leasure holds an MSW from Arizona State University, an MFA from Indiana University, and an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion. She is a guest faculty member at the Chaplaincy Institute’s Interfaith Studies program where she trains future clergy to support and advocate for those struggling with substance use disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and reading every cheesy sci-fi novel ever written. She is an avid gamer (hello Animal Crossing!) with a passion for open-world exploration.