My counseling activities began with working with ex-offenders and ex-addicts who were seeking jobs. Clients’ issues ranged from job seeking skills to self-esteem issues, to appropriate job-related functions. I then moved on to university counseling, where my skills were applied to students who were struggling to effectively complete classes and move on. In some cases, career decisions changed or needed to be explored. I then moved to community college counseling, where issues included homelessness, prostitution, self-esteem, post-war trauma, career clarification, single parenthood, feelings of worthlessness, and many other areas. I had success with these clients, despite carrying a huge caseload and fighting burnout. Upon completion of my PhD, I became an administrator and used my counseling skills to supervise staff and departments, teach and model effective communication skills and problem-solve. In all of these roles, listening was my most effective skill. I strongly believe that every person deserves a counselor who will give them unconditional positive regard, the watchwords of client-centered counseling. Clients should also know that I believe in the healthy personality, that individuals, when provided support and options, will forge their way forward and solve their issues and continue with new life skills to use. I would consider myself a holistic person in that I believe that all aspects of the psyche and body work together — health, spirit, mental wellness, sexuality, exercise and self care all come together to create the person working to become. I believe we are all becoming. When I opened my counseling practice, I was focused on diversity consulting and community health and wellness. I believe that communities need counseling, too. I also had a small clientele, most of whom were experiencing some form of depression based on marital issues, a sense of being overwhelmed, and/or needing support in making some health and diet changes. In addition to individual counseling, I also conducted various forms of counseling groups. My group work is a strength over the course of my career. Most recently I conducted a workshop for teachers on LGBTQ legal and social issues, and found that a great deal of individual counseling could have been incorporated with that group going forward. So much to do, so little time.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401003078
Dr. Rose-Willis is everything I needed in a therapist. She has helped me more than the person I saw face to face for 5 years. Don’t settle with your mental health, find what you deserve!
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, eating disorders, and parenting issues
Very personable and easy to talk to. Allows you to feel ok being your whole self.
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I've already passed Dr. Deena's info on to one other person and I hope they contact her. She is excellent.
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
So easy to talk to, amazing listener! I felt comfortable on the first day!
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Great therapist . A listener ear we all need .
Written on Jun 09, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Rose is great. She is kind and engaging. Very easy to talk to and understanding.
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Blandina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd