Dr. Theophilos is a Post-Doctoral Fellow providing neuropsychological testing, individual therapy, and trauma-sensitive yoga groups. She obtained her Master’s degree in Addiction Studies from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies as well as her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology – Argosy University, Twin Cities. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance.
She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health clinics as well as college counseling and private practice. She provides neuropsychological testing across the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on a differential diagnosis that may include a trauma background. Dr. Theophilos provides individual therapy for emerging adults and adults with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, addiction and substance use, trauma and complex trauma, grief and loss, relationship and identity issues, and life transitions. She has specialized training in substance use and addiction, particularly using the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. She is currently being trained in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), an evidence-based intervention for complex trauma.
Dr. Theophilos is passionate about addressing mental health from a bio-psycho-social-spiritual paradigm that is integrative, collaborative, and grounded in the therapeutic relationship. She believes that exploration of past experiences can often be helpful in gaining insight into our current coping, as ways we have learned to survive in the world. Utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions, including person-centered and existential approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dr. Theophilos aims to foster an environment of warmth, exploration, and growth. She also firmly believes in understanding clients from a trauma-informed perspective and utilizes research on the mind-body connection to inform her clinical work. She understands how difficult it can be to reach out for help, therefore, her priority is to build a therapeutic environment of trust and collaboration.