Noelle Lefforge is an expert in attachment-based therapy, emotion-focused therapy, dialect behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy. She is currently assistant director of clinical services and research for The PRACTICE, UNLV's community mental health clinic. Having worked in the Las Vegas community as a practicing psychologist since 2012, Lefforge has also received specialized training working with professionals such as doctors, lawyers, entertainers, etc. struggling with mental health issues.
Her research focuses on clinical outcomes, patient experience within healthcare organizations, cultural factors, and the inner experience of emotions and depression.
As part of her work with The PRACTICE, Lefforge helped establish and expand two partnerships with local community nonprofits — Community in Schools of Nevada (CIS) and Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada — to extend the reach of the clinic in innovative ways. Through its partnership with CIS, the clinic now offers a telemental health clinic for Nevada youth. The telemental health clinic allows UNLV trainees, supervised by licensed mental health professionals, to provide clinical services to students in rural northeastern Nevada who otherwise would not have access to such services.
Her work has been published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Healthcare Management, Emotion Review, Emotion, and Qualitative Research in Psychology.
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, UNLV
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, UNLV
- B.A., Psychology, UNLV