Philip Clary

(LPC)
Therapist Philip Clary Photo

About Me

My name is Philip Clary, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. I have over 9 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families in inpatient and outpatient settings.

I earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University with majors in philosophy and German. I studied for 1 year at Phillips Universität in Marburg, Germany and received a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University. My ongoing studies in and love of philosophy inform my approach to helping others examine their lives as they seek meaning, direction, and purpose.

I am interested in helping you understand, cope with, manage, and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety and adapt to major changes in life. I work patiently and compassionately with those seeking to understand and come to terms with feelings of shame, loss and grief, meaninglessness, isolation, and ultimately our limited lifespan. I hope to help others, young and old, discover or create their own meaning and purpose in life. I want to help people answer for themselves, “How do I want to live the rest of my life?” and to develop ways to meaningfully connect with others.

Our options for contacting each other include texting, phone sessions, live video (weekends only), or any combination of these. Many people prefer the convenience of text-only counseling, and I respect that. Please understand that text-only also presents unique challenges and limitations to communicating about deeper, more personal issues and to establishing personal connection. If text-only is the best option for you, I will strive to build and maintain a relationship within that limited format.

My approach to therapy is informed by several useful perspectives. I employ elements of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), mindfulness-based therapy, existential psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, and virtual sandtray therapy. I am also certified to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) instrument for career exploration and counseling.

When appropriate, I incorporate elements of popular culture, such as video games, anime and manga, comics, and super hero literature and movies. These are great resources for story lines that many can relate to in deeper and more meaningful ways than traditional talk therapy.

I look forward to working with you to set and meet your goals for your best life.

Philip


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis

Clinical approaches:
Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007488 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

It has been my sincere pleasure to share my journey of the past 2 years with Philip. I didn’t plan on having a counselor for that long, but then COVID happened, and with it came challenges in nearly every area of my life. Philip has been an essential part of my support system, and I am so happy that I chose him as a counselor! I found him to be both empathetic and knowledgeable. He’s a great listener, and and I felt confident that he understood where I was coming from more quickly than most, even though we had phone chat sessions rather than face-to-face. Philip helped me through some very difficult challenges and is a huge part of the recent successes I’ve had in both my personal and professional life. I couldn’t recommend a better counselor!

Written by J.A. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

I have only been working with Philip a couple of weeks, but he is kind, thoughtful, empathic, and a good listener. I enjoy working with him.

Written by E.V. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Philip listens and remembers. Philip advocates for you when your mind has other plans. Philip is a good person. He cares. He is considerate and kind. I recommend Philip without any reservations. You will appreciate him. Philip will help you.

Written by A.B. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Philip has been extremely helpful in navigating some rough patches in my life. He is an excellent listener, and really understands me and helps me think of different ways to approach challenging conversations. He’s taught me a lot about communication and about understanding others. I feel like I have a new outlook on life, and I’m able to build stronger relationships with friends and family. He has provided me with helpful tools to reconnect with my spouse, and always makes me feel like I’m not alone in the ways that I am feeling. I am truly grateful for his support and guidance over the last 8 or 9 months, and I would highly recommend him to others!

Written by S.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Philip was a great help for my situation. He listened and his responses were always very thoughtful. He had very practical advice and tips for me when I asked for them, and they have already proven to be helpful for me. Thank you Philip!

Written by C.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Philip is fantastic! Only took one session to feel connected and comfortable. He is non judge-mental. Knows a lot about the brain!

Written by J.A. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Philip is great. He is supportive and attentive. I feel respected and heard every time I speak to him.

I feel Philip offers insight and direction that are important to progression in my personal and mental health goals.

Written by M.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Phillips expertise. I don’t feel like a failure or a crazy person when I express my problems. He Gives me practical ways to deal with some of my issues. I never feel as though my problems are too big or too ridiculous and that he will get tired of hearing them. I feel welcomed and I feel heard whenever I speak with him and I appreciate that.
We are not of the same race or culture and however I feel very comfortable expressing to him problems and things that I face on a daily.

Written by E.D. on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've in counseling with Philip Clary for almost six months. During that time
we have developed a great relationship of trust and understanding.
He has really helped me to feel better about myself and my world around me.

Written by K.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Philip has helped me, immensely. He's exceedingly supportive, attentive, professional and knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to the day I can resume sessions with him.

Written by C.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

I’ve only spoken to Phillip once but I think we have a good connection. I look forward to future sessions. Thanks

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

He’s such a great guy, he’s a good listener and pays attention to trends and give a neat resolution.

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Philip helped me tackle the hardest journey of my life this year and for that im so thankful because without taking the time to look into myself or seek professional help and support my year was looking very dark and dismal.

Written by S.T. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

I found my sessions with Mr. Philip Clary very helpful in gaining insight and in resolving the issues that I am coping with. Mr. Clary showed genuine interest in understanding my challenges and, then, provided clear explanation of what could be the causes and mechanisms of the issues as well as offered practical approaches of how to deal with my difficulties. Moreover, I appreciate the fact that Mr. Clary communicates with me between the sessions, providing additional explanations and recommending mental practices to cope with my internal issues. I truly believe that Mr. Clary is authentically interested in helping me to overcome my problems and to assist me in regaining a sense of well-being. I highly recommend Mr. clary as a professional counselor.

Stan

Written by P.E. on Jun 10, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

I have said it once and I will say it again. Phillip is amazing and a resource that I feel that I can always count on.

Written by E.L. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Counseling with Philip is going really well so far.. things are progressive.

Written by N.E. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is very kind and supportive. Has a good gauge of what I need to hear.

Written by T.A. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

Professional, kind, calm, interested, and knowledgeable.

Written by C.Y. on Apr 11, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Philip is great!

Written by A.L. on Mar 16, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dr. Clary is amazing! He is available and accommodating. He listens and offers great self help tips.

Written by A.D. on Mar 09, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Philip is a great listener and gives amazing feedback as well as insight.

Written by J.O. on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Philip Clary has been extremely friendly, helpful, and reliable. I appreciate his support and professionalism.

Written by C.A. on Feb 20, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Philip has been extremely helpful and kind throughout our interactions. Never rushed for time, always allowing me to talk through my thoughts. I am very grateful of our time together.

Written by T.A. on Feb 04, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd

So far, so good. I need to put in the work, but Mr. Clary is incredibly insightful and I look forward to hard but real progress.

Written by P.U. on Dec 06, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Philip is very professional and checks on me regularly. He has been very supportive and without explicitly telling me what to do, he has allowed me to understand and assess the situation on my own.

Written by R.O. on Nov 18, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and coping with life changes

Philip is responsive, non judgemental and understands the complexity of the issues I am facing. I appreciate the fact that he checks with me if he has not heard from me for a couple of days.

Written by K.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Phillip is an incredibly professional, kind, and helpful counselor. He listens and helps me get to the root of my problems, which is what I struggle with more than anything. I've become a significantly wiser and better person in the short time he's been helping me. I recommend him to anyone suffering from depression or anxiety.

Written by V.I. on Oct 31, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Philip has been so helpful for me. He responds in a very timely manner and checks in when he hasn't heard from me in a while. His counseling helped me through a very difficult time with my daughter.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 19, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Phililp is very insightful and very quickly helped me take a deeper look at my life and how I wanted to live moving forward. Highly recommend.

Written by A.N. on Sep 19, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks

Philip has assisted me in looking at and processing some issues in key areas of my life. This has resulted in greater clarity, understanding, and healing for me. His friendly, reflective, and balanced way of being makes it easy for me to share my innermost thoughts and feelings. Philip has a great ability to listen and reflect back what I'm saying without judgement, yet with very helpful insights. He's very supportive, and has helped me become more aware of my strengths. Counseling with Philip is very beneficial. I look forward to my sessions, knowing they will be truly helpful.

Written by W.E. on Sep 09, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Philip is an understanding person. He replies to my concerns quickly and offers coping skills.

Written by P.A. on Sep 04, 2019 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Philip responds quickly and is always very professional. He has a real talent for finding the good in every situation and is always very nice. I even missed a few days recently and he continued to check-up on me to make sure I was alright. 10/10!