LaNeisha Waller, Ph.D.

Dr. Waller's Interests and Background

As a licensed psychologist, I provide validation, empathy, and support for all of my clients. Using warmth and compassion, I collaborate with clients to facilitate empowerment and acceptance in their lives as they move toward meaningful change.

In my work, I incorporate an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, while also using elements of person-centered therapy, such as genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. Drawing from these approaches and others, allows me to meet clients where they are in their journey, develop a strong therapeutic alliance, and move toward goals for growth.

I provide individual therapy to clients across the adult lifespan. I have experience working with diverse clients on a wide-range of concerns, including multicultural issues, trauma, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality concerns, identity development, racial identity development, life transitions/adjustment, student athletes, and relationship concerns.

Dr. Waller's Multicultural Interests

My multicultural interests are firmly rooted in being a committed advocate for diverse individuals, which include working with clients around the areas of racial/ethnic identity-related issues experienced by African Americans and people of color, psychological challenges experienced by women, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ.

Education and Credentials

  • 2022 -Health Service Provider (HSP)
  • 2020 -Licensed Psychologist, State of Iowa
  • 2018 -Internship at University of Southern California, Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • 2018 -University of Iowa, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
  • 2012 -Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, M.A., Clinical Psychology
  • 2008 -University of Illinois, B.S., Psychology