Dr. Luigi Leos has been a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2007. He sees adult individuals, couples, families, and male adolescents (16 and older). Dr. Leos works for a Christian application of several professional therapeutic approaches including: experiential, dialectic and cognitive behavioral, Emotion-Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Transtheoretical models. He describes his style as insight oriented and client-centered from a Christian perspective based on structure, strengths focus, integrity and acceptance.
"There is a Structured Path to Freedom"
"There are proven methods and tools known to work in various
treatment models. We apply the theories and interventions that fit
your unique situation in a structured way to achieve your unique goals.
The treatment is based on Scripture, it’s based on science,
but most importantly it’s based on you."
Luigi has experience working with the following treatment areas:
Abuse, Acceptance, ADHD, Adoption, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Apathy, Belonging, Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Burnout, Codependency, College Problems, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Depression, Divorce, Failure, Family Issues, Fear, Feelings of Emptiness, Grief, Guilt, Hopelessness, Identity, Intimacy, Isolation, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Loss of Ambition, Managing Stress, Marital Concerns, OCD, Panic Disorders, Parenting, Phobias, PTSD, Rejection, Relationship Issues, Sadness, Same Sex Attraction, Self-Esteem, Self-Image, Self-Injury, Self-Worth Issues, Sexual Addiction, Shame, Shyness, Social Anxiety, Spiritual Issues, Trauma, and Trust.
Luigi received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007; and received his Master of Arts in Management-Organizational Behavior from the University of Phoenix in 1990.
Luigi has been an Executive Coach to business owners, executive managers and CEOs since 1998 a business consultant since 1996. He has been a lay leader of Divorce Recover and other self-help groups since 1997. He is very involved with his church and has served as a leader of several educational classes.
A Personal Note
While the Bible offers words of great healing and freedom, I know and realize that many have experienced the opposite. I strongly believe that is my job to help the hurting find healing, freedom, and the fulfillment they were designed to have through proven therapeutic practices that begin with true listening.
I believe this healing does not come from condemnation (John 3:17), but from freedom (Luke 4:18).*
Early in my married life I had a bad experience with Christian counseling. Effectively I was told "Don't you know what you are doing is sin? - Stop it!" I did not continue with that counselor, but thought "there must be more to it than that." After reading James 1:25** I began to believe that God doesn't want us to be told what to do as much as He wants us to see and experience the freedom of His word in the real world - in our everyday life.
The result for me has been a "where the rubber meets the road" kind of faith and therapeutic practice. I believe both research and faith need to be "real" (1Corinthians 15:32) and applicable (James 2:16) to the issues we struggle with. I believe God has provided a path, in His revealed Truth in Scripture and in science, to the issues we as humans struggle with internally in our genes, physiology, emotions, thoughts; or externally in our relationships with families, spouses, kids, parents, work associates, and even God (no worries, He can handle it!).
My training has included a combination of faith, clinical experience, and research. I received my Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology and Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. As part of my education I completed the University’s practicum program at Millwood Psychiatric Hospital in Arlington, Texas, and an internship at the intensive outpatient treatment program at the Meier Clinics in Richardson, Texas.
I have spent the last eight years on staff with Meier Clinics providing marriage and family therapy and outpatient treatment for patients with clinical mental health disorders.
What I have observed in these experiences, and the thousands of hours with individuals and families, is that there is a path out of the internal and external suffering, there is freedom (Galatians 5:1), and I would very much like to explore that path with you!
*Luke 4:18 "He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the oppressed, and recovery of sight to the blind."
John 3:17 "God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him."
**James 1:25 describes the importance of not just hearing the words of the Bible, but of actually putting them into practice.
Licenses and Certifications
Dr. Luis "Luigi" Leos is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Texas LMFT license number 201213)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas LPC license number 63241)
- Doctorate in Psychology from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007
- Master of Arts in Management-Organizational Behavior degree from the University of Phoenix in 1990
Other Areas of Interest:
Dr. Luis "Luigi" Leos served seven years in the United States Navy after which he entered a twenty-year career in the Information Technology and Business Consulting industries before beginning his mental health practice.