Leslie Ralph

Leslie Ralph

PhD
Psychologist
Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion & Communication
Leslie Ralph
Pronouns:
she, her, hers

Identities & Language

  • Cis Woman
  • Straight/Heterosexual
  • White
  • Spiritual
  • Language: English

Education & License

Leslie is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Arizona. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN., and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University.

CAPS Services Teams

  • Counseling
  • Couples
  • Eating Disorders

Role at CAPS

Leslie is a counselor at CAPS and the coordinator of mental health promotion and communication. She provides individual and couple's counseling and facilitates groups and workshops.  She supervises marketing and mental health promotion graduate assistance and interns and is a member of the group committee, eating disorder treatment team, and the CAPS program evaluation team.

Specialty Populations

  • Couples
  • Neurodiverse
  • Student Athletes

Specialty Areas

  • Academic Concerns
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Body Image
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harm
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Peer Relationships

     

  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Based
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping)
  • Exposure
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused
  • Trans, Queer, and Gender-Affirming Counseling

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Leslie specializes in anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, body image and eating disorders, adjustment, and phase of life problems. She has a special interest in internal family systems, mindfulness, self-compassion, visualization and self-hypnosis, emotional freedom technique (tapping), self-affirmation, and teaching wellness-supporting behaviors.

Personal Interests

Leslie is an avid curator of books and music. She enjoys creative writing, digital artwork, indie book publishing, cooking, fitness, meditation, and exploring the parks of Tucson with her children. Hers is also the house with all the animals. Currently, she shares her home with 5 cats, 2 geckos, 1 chameleon, 1 Asian forest scorpion, and 3 aquariums.

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