Dr. Bartleson is a licensed clinical psychologist with 27 years of experience. She has worked in mental hospitals, community mental health centers, military settings, and nursing homes. Additionally, she has taught psychology in University settings. Specialty areas include treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and marital therapy. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. An empathic listener, Dr. Bartleson is known for her warmth, breath of knowledge, skill level, use of humor, and creative approaches. Her predominant therapeutic approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and constructivism. She welcomes all orientations and is highly invested in combining science with creativity to assist clients in resolving difficult issues and accomplishing life goals and satisfaction. Dr. Bartleson believes that people want to be happy, effective, and successful in their lives and that they have within themselves the resources to achieve these goals. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, to improve decision-making, to solve problems, and to create paths to the lives they want.