James Phillips

(LMHC)
Therapist James  Phillips Photo

About Me

Hi. My name is Rob Phillips. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been in the field of counseling for over twenty years since my first short internship during my undergraduate work. I am skilled and knowledgeable in several counseling theories and modalities so I try to mold my approach to fit my client. I have experience working with crisis intervention, residential mental health, substance abuse, active duty military and children in Foster care. I received my Masters degree in counseling in 2009, and was licensed in the state of Florida in 2014. My job roles have ranged from staff counselor all the way up to Chief Clinical Officer for a statewide organization.

I would describe my approach as very client centered with goal setting that will allow us to collaborate on the best approach and practice to succeed in accomplishing the goals clients describe for counseling

The act of reaching out to identify ways of doing things better is a brave first step. I believe that this is the first action in a series of actions someone can take to enrich their lives , achieve personal goals, and live a life that is more authentically them


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #12887 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with James for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He has been a huge help in helping me cope with my traumas

Written by A.D. on Aug 20, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Just a legitimately kind, empathetic and conscientious councilor with a good "bedside" manner. I went through a few trying to secure the right person, and it was obvious from our first conversation that James was very knowledgeable. He continues to support and challenge me in equal measure, which is exactly what I needed. Highly recommended.

Written by A.L. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with James for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

James is always helpful, honest and knows exactly what to say. He is attentive, easy to talk to, and makes the most of our time together. I really am thankful for him.

Written by S.T. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and adhd

James Philip is highly recommended by myself. He listens, and understands. He is supportive without being pushy.

Written by R.Y. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with James for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Weekly sessions with James were integral to my overcoming of the most challenging time of my adulthood. I've visited several other psychologists/therapists/counsellors prior to James—none of whom I truly connected with. I'm incredibly grateful for having connected with James through Betterhelp.

Written by C.H. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ive only had one session but it seemed fine and he was professional.

Written by D.A. on Apr 02, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Even though we just started I feel that trust is being built and we click. I'm very excited to continue my journey

Written by A.D. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s very practical and will give you great advice. Great listener and a fun guy.

Written by D.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Mr. Philips does a good job drilling down to the heart of the issue. He offers good and timely advice. He has a good understanding of and empathy for men and how we experience issues, which I appreciate.

Written by K.I. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I’ve really enjoyed my time with Rob and we’ve really built up good rapport. I always like to call my friends after and tell them how Rob roasted me in my last session (in a helpful and constructive way). I feel very comfortable talking to him and value his opinions and recommendations!

Written by M.Y. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I honestly can't thank James enough. James is an incredible cunselor and has been a life-saver. My sessions with him helped me gain back my strength, renewed my perspective and really helped me accomplish my goals. It's a journey that I didn't have to deal with alone as he has worked with me and guided me every step of the way. Therapy is not as common here in the Philippines and really didn't think it was for me but it's been the most amazing thing I've ever done. If you are looking for honest, compassionate, proven help, insight and answers in dealing with others and personal struggles, I have no hesitation in recommending James.

Written by K.E. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

James helps me understand the world better and helps me improve my perspective of potential outcomes.

Written by J.E. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

James (Rob) is just awesome. He is very ‘real’ and offers such helpful insight to me on a daily basis, and doesn’t judge me or shoot me down even when I’ve made a questionable decision. I feel comfortable sharing my thoughts with him even when they are anxiety fuelled because I know he will always offer me support and real life advice that I can utilise. Additionally he has a great sense of humour and style that makes you warm to him very easily. Thanks!

Written by A.N. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Rob's been patient and professional with me. The questions he's asked me have really help shape the way I view my life as well as how I want to live it. Thank you!

Written by R.E. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with James for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

James (Rob) Phillips is literally helping save my life. I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you Rob, I appreciate you so much.

Written by R.O. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with James for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I have already recommended my therapist and the better help app to several people