Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 7 years' experience serving individuals and families in institutional, outpatient, and community-based settings. As a board certified music therapist, I can also provide modified music therapy treatment to those who feel they may benefit from this approach. My clinical experience includes work with children and adults dealing with mood disorders, anxiety, anger-related concerns, post-traumatic stress, relationship difficulties, chemical dependency and other addictive behaviors, motivational and self-esteem challenges, as well as those with developmental delays, including autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. I have spent the last 2 years of my career working intensively in family-based therapy helping families and couples understand the dynamics of their relationships, the sources of challenges, and ways of making positive changes.
A strong connection between you and your counselor is essential to progress. My approach is individualized, holistic, and focused on helping you to better understand your feelings, your values, and your patterns of thinking and behavior, and how all of these influence one another and you as a couple. Additionally, I utilize experiential interventions to help you access real feelings in the moment while also encouraging you to try out new ways of being with each other that you can also try translating into your daily life. Attachment theory, as well as Gestalt, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and REBT techniques guide my practice, though my primary goal is to approach treatment in a way that works best for each couple I work with.
I commend your taking action in searching out help for the challenges you are facing. While we sometimes believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness, it actually takes more strength to admit that we are struggling. It often feels easier to continue to suffer in silence, but taking the step toward getting help, while sometimes frightening, is the first step toward positive change. I would be honored and humbled to walk with you on the journey toward wellness!
My practice days are Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 6 PM EST, with evenings by appointment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC011537 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Philip is great, very supportive and knowledgeable. He has always made this process easy for us and we feel 100% comfortable with him.
Philip is a very kind person, who genuinely wants to help both individuals involved in couples counseling. He is considerate with his approach and offers insight for his clients to dig deeper into their own thoughts of the matter. He encourages each individual to be honest with themselves and as a couple. He is truly wonderful to work with!
Fantastic dude...and I threw a weird situation at him for sure.