Leslie A. Aaron, Ph.D., MPH

Licensed Psychologist #2453

Rehabilitation Psychology Services, P.S.
801 Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-255-2505 Ext. 106
Fax: 360-255-2504


Professional and Educational Background

Dr. Leslie Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in health psychology and behavioral medicine issues. Dr. Aaron also holds a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis on health promotion and education. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Rehabilitation Medicine. She has worked closely with the Arthritis Foundation to research the causes and consequences of chronic pain conditions and has published numerous articles on this topic.

In addition to assessing and treating patients experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, and anger management, Dr. Aaron has extensive clinical experience working with patients who have a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, sleep-disorders, and degenerative neurological conditions. She has particular skills in the treatment of complex psychological/medical issues, particularly those involving chronic pain or fatigue (e.g., arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headache, temporomandibular disorders, stroke, post-surgery, work related injuries, motor vehicle accident pain, spinal cord injury, burns, and traumatic brain injuries, and multiple sclerosis).

Dr. Aaron enjoys encouraging every person to discover their unique strengths, resilient qualities, and to build on these coping skills in the process of therapy. Primary therapeutic modalities include cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment approaches.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Aaron works with individuals (adults and older adolescents) in the following areas:

• Assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders
• Adjustment issues to chronic medical conditions, injuries
• Coping with chronic pain and fatigue syndromes
• Anger management
• Life role transitions
• Geriatric psychology
• Women’s issues
• Assessment and adjunctive treatment services for sleep problems and disorders (e.g., insomnia, compliance with sleep apnea treatments)
• Changing unhealthy lifestyle habits (e.g., smoking cessation)
• Individually-tailored stress management and wellness programs

Personal Information

Dr. Aaron was born and raised outside of Washington, D.C. She lived in San Diego, CA and Birmingham, AL before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1997. She currently resides in Bellingham with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking, reading, art, and music.

Downloadable Forms

Before you come in for your first appointment, please print out and complete the forms as directed when you are scheduled. You can bring them with you to your first appointment.

Adult Intake Form

Parent Financial Responsibility Form

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