Allison S. Reese, PsyD

Allison Reese, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families for the past 12 years. Although Allison works with a multitude of age groups, connecting with adolescent and adult populations is a particular area of interest. She has expertise working with individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, parent-child conflict, relationship problems, and social skill issues.

Dr. Reese uses a variety of techniques in her clinical work including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, relational therapy, and parent guidance techniques. She formulates treatment which is well-matched to her clients’ presenting problems and personality style to optimize positive prognosis.

Relationships greatly affect how we develop emotionally. I strive to strengthen and repair relational bonds through nurturance and support, enhancing the potential for interpersonal growth.

Allison has conducted intensive therapeutic groups addressing adolescent identity, social skills, stress relief, prevention skills training, and emotional processing with individuals of all ages.

She is currently running an ongoing, weekly social skills group for 9 to 12 year old boys which is based on a behavioral, point system model. This program emphasizes positive reinforcement as the key focus towards learning new social skills. There are over 30 target skills that the participants are taught and encouraged to practice with one another in group and to utilize outside of group towards building more solid relationships. For questions, please do not hesitate to call.

Dr. Reese received her doctorate and Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University in Chicago, IL with an emphasis in Family systems. In her free time, you might find Allison on the volleyball court or the softball field.

To contact Allison, call the Northfield office at (847) 784-8814, ext. 3, or the Wheaton office at (630) 462-7005, ext. 10.