Jil Leverone's Professional Background

Jil Leverone with Great River Therapy & Consultation is located on University Avenue in St. Paul, MN and serves the entire Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul with professional psychotherapy and consulting services.

Professional Practice

  • Psychologist, Supervisor, Consultant (1986-present)
  • Psychologist in Private Practice, St. Paul, MN.
  • Individual psychotherapy with adults, adolescents and children.
  • Family therapy.
  • Psychological assessment with adults, adolescents and children.
  • Areas of expertise: trauma, sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, family conflict, stress reduction, anxiety and mood disorders, adoption, sexual identity and spiritual exploration.
  • Professional supervision with interns through City of Minneapolis School Based Clinics and with individuals pursuing licensure.
  • Professional consultation with treatment providers, companies and mental health agencies. Clients have included Hennepin County Child Protection, City of Minneapolis School Based Clinics, Domestic Abuse Project (DAP), Anoka County Head Start Programs, West St. Paul School District, Northwest Airlines, Harriet Tubman Center, and mental health professionals.
  • Adjunct Associate University Professor (1987-present)
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Graduate Program and Human Development (HD) Graduate Program, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Development and teaching of graduate level courses on a semester basis.
  • Classes in assessment, sexual abuse, personality theories and practicum supervision.
  • Advisor for both the CPS and HD programs.
  • Instructor (1989-1994)
  • Academic Review, New York, NY.
  • Taught semi-annual review classes in the areas of assessment, research, and statistics as part of a weekend review seminar for the psychology licensure examination.
  • School Psychologist (1981-1989)
  • West St. Paul School District, West St. Paul, MN.
  • Provided a range of psychological and psycho-educational services to students (ages 4-18), staff, and families.
  • Services included consultation, assessment, group and individual counseling, crisis intervention, parent education, and staff education. In addition, coordinated non-district education plans for special education students.
  • School Psychologist (1980-1981)
  • Hamilton County Board of Education, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Services included psychological assessment and behavioral consultation students in a parochial elementary school.
  • School Psychology Intern (1979-1980)
  • Sycamore Public Schools, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Services included assessment, consultation, group counseling and parent education for children and adolescents. (ages 5-15) In addition, participated in child study teams and teacher training workshops.


Educational Background

PH.D. in School Psychology (1985)
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Dissertation Topic: Women's perceptions of their successes and failures.
M.ED. in School Psychology (1979)
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

B.A. in Linguistics (1975)
Miami University, Oxford, OH.



Outstanding Faculty Award (1991)
St. Mary's University of MN, Minneapolis, MN.


Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Psychological Association, Full Member
Minnesota Child Psychologist, Member
Minnesota Women Psychologist, Member


Licensed Psychologist (1986-present)
MN Board of Psychology, License #2924.



  • Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids and Teens (2006, 2005, 2002). Rainbow Families Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Being Young and Gay in Minnesota: Mental Health Priorities (2003). MN Child Psychologists Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Parenting the Mindful Way (2003). Rainbow Families Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mindful Parenting of Teenagers: Creating Calm in the Midst of Chaos(2003). Friends School of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
  • Mindful Parenting: Cultivating Calm in the Midst of Chaos (2001). Home and Family: A Symposium for Men and Women, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN.
  • Mindfulness and the Challenges of Parenting (2001). Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center and Center for Mindful Living, Minneapolis, MN
  • Developmental Issues for Children: Birth through 18 years (1993). Ramsey County Guardian Ad Litem Training Program, Winter Series, St. Paul, MN.
  • Children's Mental Health (1992). Western Human Development Center, Marshall, MN.
  • Women's Definitions of their Successes and Failures (1988). Annual meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology. Washington, D.C.
  • Crisis Intervention with Adolescents (1988). Adolescent Psychiatry Unit Symposium, United Hospital, St. Paul, MN.
  • Women's Perceptions of Success and Failure (1986). Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.
  • Assessment of Learning Disabilities (1982) Annual meeting of the MN Orthopsychiatry Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Physiological Measures of Consultee Reactions during Consultation (1981). Annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Houston, TX.


Volunteer Commitments

Co-Editor, Writer (2004-present)
East West Connections, a newsletter about the integration of Eastern wisdom and practices and Western approaches to psychotherapy.

Member of the Board of Directors (2007-present)
Secretary of the Board of Directors (2007-present)
Illuminadas Performing Arts, St. Paul, MN

Member of the Board of Directors (1999-2006)
Chair of the Board of Directors (2001-2004)
Rainbow Families, Minneapolis, MN.

Steering Committee Member (1998-2000)
Member of the Board of Directors (2000)
Compassionate Ocean Dharma Center and Center for Mindful Living. Minneapolis, MN.

Member of the Board of Directors (1983-1985)
Treasurer (1984-85)
Minnesota Women Psychologists, Minneapolis, MN.