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.

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 a staff psychologist, 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

Diversity and Inclusion

Human diversity is not only respected but celebrated at Westside Psychological Clinic. 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.

Services We Offer

We provide therapy for children, adolescents, and adults experiencing many common difficulties including:

  • Sadness and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Obsessions and compulsions
  • Trauma-related problems
  • Defiance and oppositional behaviors
  • Conduct problems
  • Problems with attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity 
  • Academic difficulties
  • Family and relationship issues

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:

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

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. 

Schedule an Appointment

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