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Dr. Floyd Phillips, LCSW

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About me

Dr. Floyd Phillips, of the New York Institute of Health and Behavior, Inc. was born and raised in the Harlem community, where he attended the public school system and subsequently graduated from City College of New York with a B.A. in psychology. His commitments to the Harlem community lead him into community organizing and civil service employment with Special Services for Children; he was awarded the human Resources Fellowship to Columbia University’s School of Social Work, where he earned his M.S. in social work.

Dr. Phillips spent the next 15 years teaching and working with mentally ill consumers, mentally retarded consumers and substance abusers. He later attended the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. After seven years of study and training, he was awarded certifications in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and group psychotherapy. Dr. Phillips is also licensed by the state of New York as a psychoanalyst and a social worker (LCSW-R). He was accepted into Columbia University’s doctoral program of health and behavioral studies. He completed the course work and extensive research in the area of health education, behavioral health and health disparities; he was awarded an EdD in health education and behavior studies. With the collaboration of 10 researchers, scholars and clinicians, Dr. Phillips found The New York Institute of Health and Behavior (NYIHB); a grassroots nonprofit organization born out of the curriculum and interests of the health and behavior studies department in Teachers College, Columbia University. NYIHB employs research, education and treatment in the areas of mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse, public health and health disparities to enhance health in the state of New York. Dr. Floyd Phillips is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a licensed Psychoanalyst in New York state with over 25 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. He has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, substance abuse issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
Dr. Phillips employs various methods of psychotherapy including psychoanalysis.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Self esteem

License information

NY LCSW 073369


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Floyd Phillips. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

He is amazing and has helped me in ways no one else ever has. I feel more confident and stronger than I have in my entire life. Online counseling is fantastic.

Written on Aug 21, 2017 after therapy with Floyd for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning family, and self esteem

Dr. Phillips as well as the process of has caused me to synthesize my thoughts and feelings and that experience has been INCREDIBLY helpful. Dr. Phillips is responsive and thoughtful and has given me many "gems" that have helped me to grow.

Written on Mar 26, 2015 after therapy with Floyd for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Dr.P has been truly great. He is very insightful and thorough when he responds. I feel like I have made great progress since communicating with him. As long as you are willing to put forth the effort, then you will see growth in yourself.

Written on Dec 15, 2014 after therapy with Floyd for 3 weeks on issues concerning anger

Dr Phillips gave me the courage and confidence to stand up for myself and stop people from walking all over me. He has a great sense of humor and an incredible insight about people.. I am very glad I took the chance to do this on line it has been very rewarding.

Written on Aug 25, 2014 after therapy with Floyd for 1 month on issues concerning family, and self esteem