California Licensed Psychologist PSY27211
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Pacific University
B.A., Psychology, Seattle University
Dr. Gillis has trained in a variety of settings, including community mental health, intensive outpatient substance abuse, a center that primarily treated individuals identifying as LGBTQQIA and/or people living with HIV/AIDS, and university counseling centers. Dr. Gillis has a demonstrated commitment to serving university students of diverse backgrounds and identities, with experience at Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Evergreen State College, Arizona State University, and University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Gillis is committed to supporting the personal and academic success as well as health and well-being of first generation college students.
Dr. Gillis' areas of interest and specialties include gender identity and sexual identity, disordered eating behaviors and body image, substance abuse, developmental challenges of college students, identity development, interpersonal and relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, and supervision and training. She feels particularly passionate about multiculturalism and social justice. Additionally, Dr. Gillis possesses a strong commitment to supporting international students as well as underrepresented students.
Dr. Gillis combines an active, supportive, strength-based approach with a sense of humor and a deep belief that people have the ability to change or impact their thoughts and behaviors. She values building a safe, accepting, respectful environment for students to be heard, seen, and empowered. Though trained in Interpersonal, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Existential, Mindfulness-based, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) theoretical modalities, Dr. Gillis tailors her work to individuals' unique goals and needs.