Chris J.K. Leins, MA, NCC, LPC

Counselor

Psychotherapist

4660 Slater Rd
Suite 250A
Eagan, Minnesota 55122

Narrative of Services:

I employ Exposure with Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD, and Exposure Therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders. I have received training in both Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also evidence-based treatments for anxiety-related disorders. My practice specializes in and centers on the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD and Related Disorders. Through the years, I have treated many hundreds of individuals suffering from these debilitating conditions, Offering both “telepsychology” or telemedicine and in-person visits, and providing intensive outpatient session-frequencies when clinically indicated, I am able to accommodate individuals in an array of situations.
Further, near and dear to me, personally is the meaningful care of people of all ethnicities, cultures, genders and sexualities. I have had the privilege of treating anxious individuals from many countries and cultural and religious backgrounds; and I have both co-written peer-reviewed articles on racial trauma and spoken (IOCDF, 2016) on OCD-treatment in minority populations.
Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels (ADA accessible): Yes

Training Description:

I was trained in the treatment of OCD and related disorders by Monnica Williams, PhD, a former student of Edna Foa, PhD (University of Pennsylvania), and have been treating anxiety disorders, and OCD and related disorders as a treatment-specialist for more than five years. I have had the privilege of participating in research and publication in the area of OCD-treatment, and serving as a speaker at IOCDF.
I am independently licensed as a Professional Counselor (MN and DE), and Board Certified with the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Beyond the training I received in graduate school, I pursued additional coursework in cultural diversity in psychotherapy under Monnica Williams, PhD, an internationally respected scholar in the treatment of racial trauma, or race-based trauma at the University of Louisville.