Welcome! I want you to know I am so glad you reached out for help, that is very courageous and wise. The willingness and desire to do something different is fundamental to growing. You are right to hope that things can change and will get better. This is work we can’t do alone and the results are not instantaneous, though with effort and a little faith I’m sure you will discover the answers you seek.
There is not really a typical problem. I treat people, not a diagnosis! This is about you.
Mine is a client-centered approach, emphasizing strengths-based and goal-focused therapies. My role is in providing a safe space for you to explore what you are experiencing. Everyone’s journey is different. We will explore strategies together finding out what works for you. This may require a little thinking outside the box, using your innate creativity to learn about yourself.
As a father to an LGBTQ+ child I understand how difficult navigating identity can be in a slowly shifting culture. Your comfort and peace of mind when seeking counseling are important and I strive to create an understanding environment regardless of where you come from and who you are.
Here is a little information about me. I graduated in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Since then, I have worked in a variety of positions treating a diverse range of issues, most recently as a substance abuse counselor. With all the co-occuring issues that predate and accompany addiction, I have learned that primarily my clients are people who just want to be happy.
I have worked in both outpatient and residential treatment programs, utilizing an arsenal of evidence-based therapies like CBT, DBT, REBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness and other approaches.
Before social work, I had a long career in television news. Working as a street photographer and editor helped me develop deep empathy for the complexities of peoples’ struggles in all walks of life. Helping to change the world through storytelling inspired me to help change the world one person’s story at a time.
From my professional and personal experience, I can guarantee, that though it may be tough at times, you will benefit from the journey.
Now is your opportunity to use the present moment to grow and meet a stranger, the real you. So what’s going on with you, why have you sought out help?
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
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Great counselor, patiently listens to your needs and helps you see from a new perspective to gain more knowledge of what you can do to aid you in the future. 10/10 would recommend.
I’ve had a few sessions with Philip now. He’s very easy to talk to and has helped me to process my emotions in different and better ways. I recommended BetterHelp to a friend based on my positive experience with Philip
Phil is great! I come from a middle eastern background and I was surprised to find out that he is aware of the middle eastern history. He is a great listener and is good at giving advice.
I've only been working with Phil for 3 weeks but so far I really have been able to attach to the concepts he's introduced. He does a great job of helping apply it to you specifically.
Phillip really listens to your problems and makes you feel heard. He allows me to see my emotions from a different angle and it’s amazing!!! Highly recommend
This is the first time I’ve ever done video counselling but Philip made it feel so easy. He’s been helpful & insightful & really helped me find a better place in my own mind. For this I am very grateful.
Philip is really helps, I trust him, he helps me to overcome my fears, and support me.
Phil is great to talk to and he is really good about following up as well. He has creative solutions and recommendations. I highly recommend him!
Phil is great. Highly recommend.
Phil is a man of God. Enough said.