Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
Help is in the neighborhood

John Leso, Ph.D.

Washington, D.C. Location

Dr. John Leso has over 20 years of experience as a licensed psychologist and has provided a broad range of psychological services worldwide through his work with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of State. He served on the faculties of the U.S Army Medical Department Center and School and the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, and he was the Chief of Health Psychology Services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is experienced in crisis intervention and was a first responder following the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

Dr. Leso works primarily with adults and encourages clients to explore and achieve their personal best, leveraging their strengths in a collaborative, goal-oriented approach. Using cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Leso has successfully helped clients with presenting issues spanning from severe depression and suicidal ideation to relationship problems, grief and loss and career transitions. He is experienced in cross cultural, LGBT and diversity issues, is fluent in Spanish and has specialized training in cross cultural psychology. A firm believer in the link between physical and mental health, Dr. Leso is an avid yoga practitioner and registered Power Yoga instructor and has offered workshops on mind-body fitness, healthy living and maximizing personal potential.

Dr. Leso has a Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.