Leigh-Ann Theophilos, smiling for the camera.

Leigh-Ann Theophilos, Psy.D., LP, LADC, EMDR, RYT, TCTSY-F (she/her)

APPROACH

Dr. Theophilos is a licensed psychologist who believes that as humans, we are designed for connection, belonging, and resiliency. Exploration of past experiences can often be helpful in gaining insight into ways we have strived to get these innate needs met and survive in the world. She strives to walk alongside you, cultivating a sense of feeling seen and understood, and collaborating with you to draw upon the wisdom and natural healing process of the body that values mind, body, and spiritual wellbeing. She understands how difficult it can be to reach out for help; therefore, her priority is to build an environment of trust and collaboration through bringing humility and consent to the therapeutic experience, working at a pace that is suitable to each client and their respective nervous system. Dr. Theophilos utilizes an integrative approach, which includes drawing upon her training in Polyvagal Theory, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and parts work.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Dr. Theophilos has special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma/complex trauma, substance use/addiction, and adverse religious experiences. She also has previous training in neuropsychological testing, which has given her tools for understanding neurodiverse individuals. Dr. Theophilos also has previous clinical experience with individuals from Christian faith backgrounds.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Dr. Theophilos has education, training, and clinical experience developed from various settings in both Minnesota and the Chicagoland area since 2012. She has specialized training in substance use and addiction, particularly using the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through the Yoga Alliance and a certified facilitator of Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (www.traumasensitiveyoga.com), an evidence-based intervention for complex trauma.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology – Chicago School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Addiction Studies – Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
M.A. Clinical Psychology – Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities

PERSONAL

Outside of the office, Dr. Theophilos enjoys running around with her husband and two small children, being surrounded by nature, having a good laugh, eating Indian and Mediterranean food, and getting coffee with a friend. She also enjoys being active through running and practicing yoga.
SPECIALTIES
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use/Addiction
  • Adverse Religious Experiences
  • Family of Origin Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Individuals New to Therapy
SEEING CLIENTS
  • In-person
  • Virtually