I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. I offer therapy for people of all ages and all mental health and substance use difficulties, in whatever combination they occur. I have also helped couples and families work out their problems. As a social worker I look at every area of life, believing that where we live, our physical wellness, our relationships, the way we think, our past, the emotions we experience, what gives our lives meaning and purpose and often so many other factors all play a part in making our lives what they are, so the treatment I offer looks at all of these. Everything we talk about is strictly confidential, allowing us to talk about anything and everything. I never judge and you can expect me to be honest and truthful with you. I absolutely believe in the potential for everyone to experience a positive change in their life. I use a number of different therapeutic styles many of which include helping people manage their problems, figure out what is really important to them, work out what they want from life and what they can do to move them towards their hopes and dreams. I am an American citizen but was born and spent the first 30 years of my life in England and I still retain much of my accent. My first career was working for the British government. I returned to school and obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work at the age of 40. As well as academic and theoretical knowledge, I draw on a broad range of life experiences including having had my own personal struggles with both mental health problems and substance use. At present I offer standard office hour appointments, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm, although I have accommodated individual scheduling requirements in the past. Our initial visit includes a lot of information gathering to help me better understand what I can do to help you. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your life story and helping you write the next chapter.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 5152
WV LICSW DP00945355
OH LISW I.2203406
He actually cares and listens. Which sounds cliche but he genuinely does and his sessions aren’t cookie cutter. The comfort and professionalism he offers are unparalleled!
Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Written on Jan 13, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks
Philip is a genuine good guy who listens well and provides advice and feedback I couldn't provide for myself.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Great guy with great insight. Has been very helpful in helping see things a better way.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief
Phil has been an amazing support for me during a very challenging period in my life. He provides honest and supportive feedback in a non judgmental way. He is also great at providing new tools to help me manage in between sessions.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
Philip is a breath of fresh air in a world of chaos. His grounded and intelligent perspectives both inspire and provide feelings of safety and comfort as I work to grow in my own views of self and the world. I am so grateful for the kindness, patience, expertise, and unconditional positive regard Philip has consistently extended through our work together.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Philip for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd