About Us

James L. Born, Psy. D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist  

Degrees and Schooling:
  • Psy. D., Clinical Psychology (George Fox University, APA accredited doctoral program)
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology (George Fox University)
  • M.A. Christian Counseling (Oral Roberts University)
  • M. Div. Theology (Oral Roberts University)
  • Clinical Psychologist (Oregon Licensure)

         James L. Born has over 25 years of professional counseling experience ranging through an array of ages, and a myriad of mental health issues. Through his experience, he believes that all patients are entitled to exceptional care and respect. 
        In addition to his vast resume in psychology, he has also had a successful career in higher education. Dr. Born has studied abroad in Jerusalem where he explored biblical land and historical relevancies. Similarly, Dr. Born has certificates of study at Oxford University and a teaching certificate from Central Washington State College. 
        Beyond his thriving professional career, Dr. Born, along with his wife Linda, have raised a beautiful family of 3 children, and now have many beautiful grandchildren.  

Leslee Forrester, LPC 
Licensed Professional Counselor   

Degrees and Schooling:
  • M.A. Counseling (George Fox University, 1999)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon since 2005

       Leslee Forrester, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been providing professional counseling to the Sandy/Mt. Hood community for the past 20 years.  
        Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, codependency, attention deficit disorder, children of dysfunctional families, survivors of abuse, step-family issues, low self-esteem, stress management, spiritual issues, parent training, and family problems. She strives to create a safe and secure space for clients to explore, understand, and reflect on their current struggles and learn effective ways to support themselves, grow, and overcome them. 

        In her free time, Leslee enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, drinking tea, furthering her own growth, and spending time with her husband, daughter, two step-sons, and dog.