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Westside Psychological Services

Our mission is to provide evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Rochester area, including assessment, therapy, and consultation; and to train the next generation of professional psychologists, through our affiliation with the clinical/school psychology doctoral program at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Due to COVID-19, we have secure and convenient online counseling services available for our clients, while still maintaining strict in-person safety protocols for those who wish to be seen at our clinic.

About Westside Psychological Services

Westside Psychological Services at Roberts Wesleyan College utilizes the best available assessment and treatment approaches to improve the health, well-being, and functioning of our clients. We provide high quality, affordable assessment and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. WPS also serves as a training center for psychotherapy and diagnostics. Clinicians assess and treat clients with approaches validated by recent research, and matched to the individual needs of clients. Our clinicians include staff psychologists, faculty members in the RWC psychology department, and doctoral students in the RWC clinical/school psychology program, working under the supervision of the clinic director and RWC faculty. WPS offers the best of both worlds: a warm, client-focused clinic and the resources of a training program accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Our benefits include:

  • Comprehensive psychological evaluations 
  • Cutting-edge psychological treatments
  • Respectful, culturally sensitive, welcoming environment
  • Confidential personalized services
  • Low cost, sliding scale fees* 
  • Supervision by faculty who are experts in their field

*though we don't accept insurance, we are pleased to offer competitive rates similar to insurance co-pays, with the added benefit of unlimited visits. Please contact your insurance company directly to inquire about Out-of-Network coverage.

Services We Offer

We provide evaluations and therapy for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing many common difficulties including, but not limited to*:

  • Academic difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Conduct problems
  • Defiance and oppositional behaviors
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health/emotional concerns
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Problems with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Sadness and depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Trauma-related problems

*As a training clinic, we do not have 24/7 or specialized support available and are unable to see those dealing with active suicidality, eating disorders, psychosis, and substance abuse issues at this time. 

We aim to provide a supportive, accepting environment in which we work with clients to explore concerns, formulate goals, and develop a treatment plan. Our clinicians are trained to engage in evidence-based practice, which means we integrate the best available research with clinical expertise and client characteristics, culture, and preferences. Our clinicians draw from a variety of research-based therapeutic approaches, individualizing treatment based on client characteristics. Some of the approaches we use include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

We use regular progress monitoring to guide treatment, including the ongoing assessment of symptoms, functioning, quality of life, and aspects of the therapeutic relationship. This allows clients to be actively involved in providing feedback regarding the effectiveness of the treatment approach, so that clinicians can appropriately modify in order to provide the best possible outcomes.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Human diversity is not only respected but celebrated at Westside Psychological Services. We strive to embody a spirit of inclusion and engagement that honors the individual differences and socio-cultural identities of our staff, students, and clients alike. By continuously identifying and addressing our own personal biases, we remain devoted to the ongoing development of cultural humility. Our commitment to strengthening cultural competence within our team and our students allows us to affirm and explore with clients the impact of areas such as: Socio-economic status or class, sexual orientation, gender identity, communication styles, race, ethnicity, country of origin, age, family roles and structure, health, areas of ability, religion and spirituality, culture, trauma, and politics on their daily lives. In doing so, we can offer sanctuary, healing, and hope to those impacted by the effects of prejudice, discrimination, homophobia, careless language, and overarching inequality present in our country today.

Dr. Alysa MacMillen, Clinic Director - 585.594.6722 - wps@roberts.edu