Jeffrey Leichter, PhD, LP
Dr. Jeffrey Leichter is a licensed psychologist and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1987 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care health psychology at Michigan State University in 1989. He has worked for Sanford Health since 1990. During most of that time he was in clinical practice, working with adults with a variety of behavioral health concerns, embedded in primary care in the Sanford Detroit Lakes, MN clinic. In 2014, he began to transition to a different role as the Lead Administrator for Behavioral Health Integration for Sanford Enterprise Clinic Services. He was appointed by Governor Pawlenty, and later re-appointed by Governor Dayton, to serve on the Minnesota Board of Psychology (2010-2018) where he held the office of Vice Chair and Chair.
He has presented regionally and nationally on topics related to ethics, rural mental health care and integrated behavioral health. Since 2015, he has also been a faculty member in Sanford’s executive leadership academy teaching courses on boundaries, forgiveness and facilitating leadership skills.