Lisa K. Willis

Psychologist, PhD, CGP

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Lisa K. Willis

Psychologist, PhD, CGP


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Lisa K. Willis, Ph.D., CGP
877 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 412-8272

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The basis of any good counseling relationship is finding someone you connect with & who seems to "get you". I strive to provide an environment that facilitates trust, respect, compassion & understanding for your uniqueness. I work in a proactive, collaborative, flexible & transparent way. I am direct & open, offer honest feedback & insightful challenges. I help you search for maladaptive patterns & work with you on trying intentional new approaches. I believe everyone has core strengths that with the right support & guidance will serve as a foundation for more self-confidence, healthier relationships & increased self-fulfillment.
Attachment & relationship concerns are a focus of my work as are identity questions: sexuality, gender, career, family roles; sexual dysfunction ; codependency, trauma/abuse. Special populations: helping professionals: therapists & medical ; creative individuals: musicians & artists.I see individuals, couples, & groups providing psychotherapy & life-coaching
I combine multiple approaches to meet your specific needs. I believe in mind-body connection & individuals' unique response to stressors. I explore multiple aspects of identity & self development in my integrative understanding of challenges & desired outcomes. Creative, flexible, individualized plans lead to renewed hope & increased motivation for change .

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20 Years
  • School: University Of Rochester
  • Year Graduated: 1999
  • License and State: 014419 New York

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130 - $220
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Out of Network
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Lisa K. Willis's Groups

general interpersonal process group

Helps people identify patterns of relating that cause them distress or "dysfunction". An opportunity to better understand the impact of attachment history, such as relationships with family on current relationships. The experience of hearing feedback and the working through of conflicts, confusions and difficulty in a safe supportive therapist led group promotes personal growth and increased well- being as well as generally healthier more stable connections with others. Attention to how clues from ones body in the here and now inform information about one's thoughts and feelings will also be explored. Experiential learning in a safe supportive environment

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Womens group

Will focus on better understanding oneself in relationship to others-explore patterns of relating. Attachment and isolation will be explored. Attention to how one's body can provide clues to ones internal world will be attended to as well. Conflict and dealing with differences is an important aspect of learning. Fear and shame that often get in the way of effective communication will be explored. The goal is to provide a safe, authentic learning environment in which growth can occur with the appropriate challenges/feedback of other members invested in learning experientially in the here and now.

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Interpersonal process group for therapists

A group for Mental health professionals to learn about themselves and their relational patterns in an interpersonal group with their peers. Group is an ideal way to understand our "blindspots" through feedback and the working through of family/historic dynamics in the here and now. Additionally, negotiating boundaries related to healthy self- care is often an emerging theme for "helping professionals" in this interpersonal process group. This is an opportunity for personal self- growth as well as for professional development through experiential learning about the group process.

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Location

Lisa K. Willis, Ph.D., CGP
877 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 412-8272
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Stress
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • all aspects of personal Identity
  • developmental stage of life concerns
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Object-relations
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self-psychology
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019
Lisa K. Willis, PhD, CGP, Psychologist in Rochester

Lisa K. Willis

Psychologist, PhD, CGP