Lesley A. Tate-Gould, PsyD, SEP
Dr. Lesley Tate-Gould is a Co-founder and the Chief Clinical Officer of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). She was inspired to open LWC following her experience working in residential treatment facilities specializing in addiction and eating disorders for both adults and adolescents. Through her work, she gained a robust knowledge of the complexities of higher care and became aware of the gaps in mental health outpatient treatment, discovering a lack of robust clinical accessibility for addressing underlying mental conditions once substance disorders were addressed. Determined to fill those care gaps, she co-founded LWC as a primary mental health outpatient treatment facility for the local community and patients from treatment programs around the county.
Dr. Tate-Gould specializes in mood disturbances, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, and secondary substance-use and eating disorders. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Dr. Tate-Gould engages with patients in new and mindful ways, such as using gentle, intuitive methods to produce enhanced understandings of the physiological components related to trauma. Paired expertly with other treatment modalities, she supports healing by assisting patients in achieving a greater awareness of themselves in a supportive and compassionate environment dedicated, foremost, to improving their health and well-being.
The rewarding part of my work is witnessing healing transformations in patients. Trauma can hold a person hostage, so when the work starts to allow greater space for joy, for community and social engagement and restoring goodness, it is such an honor to witness. Seeing a person shift from constriction into a place of expansion, where creativity is restored, a sense of deep hopefulness and a desire to keep moving forward is inspiring.
In her multiple roles as owner, clinical director, and clinician, Dr. Tate-Gould thrives on professional variety and encourages collaboration with her team, allowing the flexibility to incorporate unique perspectives on techniques and healing approaches for LWC patients. Her mission with LWC is to explore bold new areas of patient care to assist people in navigating beyond their symptoms and into a life that restores meaning and purpose. Through enforcing LWC’s supportive bridge to care, Dr. Tate-Gould aims to promote patient growth and healing as the last treatment episode needed before returning to a healthy and meaningful life.
Dr. Tate-Gould graduated from Alliant International University with a Doctorate Degree specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in Psychology. Indicative of her educational excellence, she received the Most Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in 2011. She enjoys meditation and yoga, and she loves spending time outdoors with her family swimming, hiking, and walking. She likes to demonstrate her creativity in her kitchen by cooking, baking, and hunting for ingredients or new recipes to share with her family.