Leslie Butterfield, PhD
Leslie Butterfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in reproductive health. In her Seattle private practice she works with women and couples dealing with fertility issues, pregnancy loss, the transition to parenthood, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic birth, and parenting disabled/medically challenged infants. Additionally, she offers therapeutic and training services to health care providers in the childbirth community.
She has traveled both nationally and internationally in her capacity as a trainer/consultant, offering services to a variety of medical and mental health organizations, including: University of Washington Infant Palliative Care Unit; Midwifery Association of Washington State; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses; KK Women and Children’s Hospital of Singapore; Perinatal Psychiatry Seminars in both Turkey and France; Pacific Association of Labor Support; and others.
In her capacity as an educator, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic University for the past twenty years. She is past Chairwoman of Perinatal Support – WA, currently a state coordinator for Postpartum Support International, and the President of PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth).