Leslie A. Blanchard, Ph.D.

Dr. Blanchard received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2008.  She completed her internship with Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  It is here that she received additional training in evaluation and treatment of developmental concerns, such as autism spectrum disorders. 

In 2009, Dr. Blanchard joined a private practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she remained in practice for two years before relocating to Russellville, Arkansas in 2011.  She now continues her work in private practice at River Valley Psychology.  Dr. Blanchard enjoys working with diverse needs of children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes empirically supported approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and adapts as needed to provide individualized care.

She is a member of the Arkansas Psychological Association and furthers her education by attending the annual Arkansas Psychological Association Fall Conference, as well as other seminars throughout the year.  She also holds membership in the American Psychological Association and shares in their mission β€œto advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.”