Robert Reis, II, Ph.D., LP
I am a licensed psychologist, providing primarily individual and couples psychotherapy to adults. In addition to providing individual and couples therapy, I also am able to provide consultation, supervision, group psychotherapy, and psychological testing.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. I went on to get my Master’s degree in Counseling at the University of North Dakota and then continued to receive my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2007. During my training as a psychologist, I had the opportunity to work with college students at the Counseling Centers of North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. After my training, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship at Loyola University of Maryland and since 2008 had been working at the College of William & Mary Counseling Center. In this role I worked as the Assistant Director and Director of Clinical Services, Research & Evaluation. Also, since 2009 I have had a small private practice working with adults presenting with a variety of concerns.
In my work as a psychologist, I believe that the relationship between the psychologist and client(s) is the vehicle for change. For this reason, I believe that my therapeutic style is one that strives to provide a safe and trusting environment, where you feel support, empathy, honesty, and genuineness. I strive to be transparent and open in session, and work to provide the space for you to be transparent and open as well. Therapy is a process and the work of therapy is shared by me as the psychologist and you as the client. I truly believe that through therapy I can help you find your strengths, feel better about yourself, process difficult past experiences, and understand how your current interpersonal relationships (including the in the room therapy relationship) contribute to your concerns. I also strongly believe that our environment can influence our functioning, and like to provide space to explore your various identities and how your experience with privilege, oppression, or discrimination may impact your day to day functioning.
As noted above, much but not all, of my work has focused on working with college populations. Although the work was at a college counseling center, there was a wide variety of presenting concerns, ages, and life experiences. I primarily consider myself a generalist, who can work with most presenting concerns by meeting with the client and truly understanding and joining them where they are at. In addition, some special interest areas include working with individuals that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, working with men, working with life transitions and adjustment, exploring values and identity, and working with depression and anxiety.
I look forward to working with you and would love to talk more about my approach and how we could work together.