Chris Leins, MA, LPCC, NCC is an anxiety disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-treatment specialist. Having treated more than 950 patients for clinically significant anxiety-problems, Mr. Leins is amply experienced in the effective treatment of these debilitating conditions.
Patients generally achieve subclinical symptom-severity in about four months, or 16 sessions. This is because Mr. Leins utilizes only evidence-based interventions (e.g., the exposure therapies). He teaches patients how anxiety "symptom-systems" work; and he equips them with real-life strategies to manage their anxiety so that their anxiety doesn't continue to manage them.
Mr. Leins' therapeutic work is decidedly different from that of many other practitioners in that he doesn't utilize traditional "talk therapy." Patients don't spend endless sessions talking about, or analyzing the source of their anxieties just to feel largely the same way after months of work. Patients engage exposure therapy, see comparatively quick results; and they work to master skills and strategies not only to make progress in treatment, but to maintain their progress over the course of time.
OCD - Chris engages exposure with response prevention for the effective treatment of OCD
Anxiety disorders - Chris couples the exposure therapies with cognitive-behavioral interventions for the strategic reduction of symptoms.
Posttraumatic stress disorder - Chris utilizes prolonged exposure therapy, an empirically supported intervention for trauma, to reduce symptom-severity and treat PTSD.
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 10 years
Kentuckiana Treatment Center for OCD & Trauma, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2019
Louisville OCD Clinic, Psychotherapist, 2015 - 2017
Eastern University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2012