Email about Stephanie
As the founder of Willis CC, Stephanie Willis has maintained a strong emphasis on accountability, innovation, and collaboration within the practice. She is originally from Houston, Texas and is of Guatemalan and American descent practicing clinically in Spanish and in English. She has been in the Chicago-land area for the last decade plus with work in Non-Profits, Hospitals, & Wilderness Programs before establishing WillisCC. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. She currently writes a column called Mindful Cafe with the Naperville Sun-Times which can be found on our Facebook.
Early in her career, she specialized with high risk adolescents addressing self-injury, gang involvement, and drug use. She has significant experience doing Wilderness Therapy & leading World Cafe consultations for communities. Her expertise with adults focuses on perfectionism, stress relief, addiction, cultural struggles, faith & spiritual development as well as relationship stress.
Stephanie works to view her guests through an open and respectful lens by understanding how their cultural, sexual orientation, and spiritual or political preferences may have an influence on the guest’s world view. Her technique style is broad utilizing interventions that are evidence based to show effective from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Directive Observant Feedback.