• Anxiety and panic

  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder

  • Relationship and intimacy problems

  • Divorce/separation

  • ​Family of origin issues


I believe that lasting change starts with the nurturing of

a genuine, caring, and supportive therapy alliance.

  • The effects of past and present psychological trauma, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse

  • ​Dissociative Disorders

  • ​Women’s issues

I am passionate about assisting individuals and couples to transcend personal limitations. At the heart of the therapy relationship, insights and tools can be generated to empower clients.  i embrace clients from all walks of life.  I consider it a great privilege when individuals decide to partner with me in their journeys of personal growth.  I work from a theoretical framework that incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic theories, matching my therapy approach to each client and to his or her set of unique concerns. ​

  • Compulsive overeating/binge eating

  • Low self-esteem

  • Lack of assertiveness

  • Borderline Personality Disorder










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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.

Psychologist

Clients experience disturbing emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and  life events that may impede them from reaching their full potential. Without truly understanding the significance of these experiences, similar experiences may recur. Therapy can help to shed light on recurring problems or distress caused by newly encountered challenges and can provide tools to address clients' concerns.  Therapy can free clients up to achieve the fullest expression of themselves.


I encourage my clients to continually evaluate the quality of the therapeutic alliance.  This helps to insure the best possible match between the needs and goals of the client and the treatment that arises out of the therapy.  I see clients in the comfort and security of a carriage house.  The setting is spacious and private, providing a safe, inviting place for clients to share their concerns.  Through my training, 23 years of experience, and commitment to lifelong personal and professional growth, I have acquired knowledge and skills pertaining to a wide range of problems, including: