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Chris Leins

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
OCD-Anxiety disorders-Posttraumatic stress disorder-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Going in, I want you to know two things. First, evidence-based psychotherapy is, by definition, effective and validated treatment. We know that it works. And for anxiety disorders and OCD, evidence-based psychotherapy is action-oriented. That means that the more you work to comply with treatment, the more treatment is going to facilitate therapeutic results for you. But the reverse is also true. The less you comply with treatment, the less effect it will have. In other words, you're going to get out of therapy what you put into it.

Second, wrestling clinically significant anxiety into submission begins with dissecting the symptom-system in order to uncover what makes it tick. The better you understand your anxiety, the more equipped you will be to beat it. Herein lies the great benefit of working with an anxiety disorders and OCD-treatment specialist: I will teach not only how to get better, but equip you to stay that way.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Kentuckiana Treatment Center for OCD & Trauma, Psychotherapist
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center, Psychotherapist
Louisville OCD Clinic, Psychotherapist

Eastern University, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2012


Minnesota: 02320




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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Multiplan or PHCS

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$110 (60min)
  • Initial session:$110 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$110 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed