Dr. Linda Leiphart specializes in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, implementing evidence-based treatments in each to provide patients with proven results.
Cognitive behavior therapy, covers a wide range of problems to include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, procrastination or perfectionism, eating disorders, weight loss, substance abuse, and self-injury.
Dialectical behavior therapy, helps patients change behaviors that create such issues, and to develop new skills to avoid repeat problems.
Leiphart has also found success in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
“It’s very effective in helping people prevent relapse of depression,” she said. “It’s about bringing your attention to the present moment in a particular way where you let go of judgments. The other part of the treatment is that sometimes we end up maintaining our suffering by refusing to accept the pain that’s there.
Sometimes it’s the fighting to get rid of anxiety that actually increases the anxiety and keeps it in place and makes it worse. Mindfulness is a technique that can help us stop fighting that in a way that allows anxiety to soften and dissipate.”
Another program Leiphart hopes to implement soon is a program for adolescents who are self-injuring.
For potential patients unsure if therapy is a right fit, or unsure if the therapy needed is offered by CBT-DBT, Leiphart can definitely help.
Dr. Leiphart graduated from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in the year 2003. She has been practicing for 9 years, and opened her practice in Tucson in 2011.
CBT-DBT, LLC is located at 6885 N. Oracle Road, Suite E, and offers assistance to individuals 14 years of age or older.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 219-7383.