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Lori Jo Leonard, LCSW

Lori Jo Leonard, LCSW

About Lori Jo:

Lori Jo is a transplant to our great state, having grown up further along the west coast, in Oregon. She came to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy. After graduating, she interned in the Utah State Hospital Children’s Unit, where she realized her passion for working with kids.

Lori Jo went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boise State University, in 2001, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical experience, working with kids and families. Lori Jo has a special interest in helping kids work through depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. She also has experience helping parents and kids work through adoption-related issues.

When she’s not at work, she’s probably spending time with her husband and three kids. At any given moment, it’s a good bet she’s cheering one of them from the sidelines of a football or soccer field, hiking one of Utah’s many trails, or heading into the wilderness to camp, ski, snowshoe, or paddle board.




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BS, Brigham Young University, 1999
MSW, Boise State University, 2001



Parent Feedback

Our family loves Families First (Pediatrics & Dentistry). I love how it has multiple locations, the facility is very clean and updated and staff are always friendly. Wait time is very minimal and when we are seeing the provider or nurse they are very thorough and take their time with us. I usually have all my kids seen during one visit so it can get pretty hectic quickly, but they are always so nice and helpful it tends to go smoothly.

—Karlene Mose.

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