• Payton Le, MA, Psychotherapist

    Lino Lakes



    Payton chose to be a Marriage and Family Therapist because she wants to make a difference in people’s lives and specifically, in their families. Payton believes that marriages and families are some of the most important aspects in life, and one of the greatest impacts on an individual’s well-being. Payton utilizes a Person-Centered approach because she believes that people are not defined by their diagnoses and thus, therapy should be tailored to the needs and concerns of the individual and/or family. Payton understands that it can be difficult to identify that we may need help and reach out, but she is proud of you for being able to do that now. Payton does individual, couples, family and teen counseling, DBT groups, and TeleHealth.”

    Payton understand the correlation between chronic pain and well-being. However, she is living proof that if you have a positive perspective on life, a positive lifestyle will follow. One day, Payton hopes to write and publish a book on Scoliosis and chronic pain.

    Payton comes from a military family and understands what life is like when you have a loved one in the Military.

    Payton’s personal skills include; being a great listener, being trustworthy and understanding, being confident and committed to her work, being empathetic, organized, and encouraging towards others. Payton is hard-working and is committed to creating positive change.

    Payton believes that it is her role to listen to you, encourage you, and provide you with the necessary skills and tools to live an enjoyable and meaningful life, however that may look for you.

    Payton has worked in a community-based setting serving clients of varying ages and backgrounds. Payton has experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, DBT Skills, Grief and loss, ADHD, various Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Hoarding Disorder, OCD, various Mood Disorders, and relationship difficulties.

    Payton is pursuing a License in Marriage and Family Therapy and is receiving Supervision here at Bridging Hope from James McAuley.

    In Payton’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, reading a good book, and spending time outside.

    Payton received a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

    “A listening, empathetic approach leads to improved communication, to greater acceptance of others and by others, and to attitudes which are more positive and more problem-solving in nature.” -Carl Rogers

    “You cannot go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” -C.S. Lewis

    “Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says I’M POSSIBLE.” -Audrey Hepburn