Dr. Phelps is passionate about assisting individuals and couples to transcend personal limitations through the therapeutic alliance. She considers it a great privilege when individuals decide to partner with her in their journeys of personal growth. She works from a number of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral orientations, matching her therapy approach to each client and to his or her set of unique concerns. At the heart of the therapy relationship, insights and tools can be generated to empower the client.Dr. Phelps believes that we experience distressing life events that impede us from reaching our full potential. Without our truly understanding the impact of these experiences, similar events can continue to occur throughout our lives. The therapeutic alliance can help to shed light on these recurring problems and frees us up to achieve the fullest expression of our selves. Dr. Phelps encourages her clients to continually evaluate the quality of the therapeutic alliance throughout the course of therapy. This helps to insure the best possible match between the needs and goals of the client and the treatment that arises out of the therapeutic alliance. Dr. Phelps provides individual and couples psychotherapy. Through her training, experience, and commitment to lifelong personal and professional growth, Dr. Phelps has acquired knowledge and skills pertaining to a wide range of problems, including: Anxiety and panic Depression and Bipolar Disorder Relationship and intimacy problems Divorce/separation ​Family of origin issues

​​Alisa K. Phelps, Ph.D.


My office is conveniently located in Brighton near Highland Park.

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697 Highland Ave

Rochester NY 14620

(585) 256-1963