Philip Zarowny

LCSW

About me

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?


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 10

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.016864

FL LCSW SW 16132


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Philip Zarowny. 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.

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love phil

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 months

Phil was beyond insightful and helped me more than my other therapist in a few months than she did in several years. Phil is it true asset to Better Health!

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s great patient and gives good direction when appropriate

Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Philip is a great therapist. He listens well and is kind and understanding. He has helped me get through some very dark times in my life and I have confidence in his abilities. I am very grateful to have his support and counsel.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wonderful human being & wonderful therapist. So thankful to have been paired with this bright & brilliant Light.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Philip is not only knowledgeable but also personable. His insights and intelligent questions tend to make me consider different factors that cause me to react the way that I do and how to see things in a different light. I appreciate that and him, and his skills. It makes me think deeply and again, consider things I might have brushed aside or not thought about. Thanks Philip. Very much appreciated. Plus, he makes me take a real look at me.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Great. Helped me find self confidence and beleieb in myself.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I can't say enough good things about Phil. I've worked with quite a few therapists over the years--and I feel lucky to have found him at this point in my life.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I really enjoy my time with Dr. Philip Zarowny and I feel he has be a great support in helping me.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Philip has been so helpful, honest and discerning. He is a great listener and sees and explains things clearly, insightfully. I am so glad I received him as my therapist.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Phillip Zarowny is caring, wise, but most importantly candid. He builds a strong bond of trust before inviting you to find the problems that you are facing on your own. He guides you through the process of healing without rushing or judging. There's a calm hand that leads you to peace through faith and patience. I really like my sessions with Phillip!

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

The most amazing, kind and understanding counsellor who listens, understands and makes me feel valued and helps me learn, grow and redirect my life to a healhier path.

Written on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Great Counselor and has helped me tremendously with some complex issues. He continues to help me, and I walk away empowered for the week.

Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Phil is amazing and respectful. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking out a loving helping hand.

Written on Jan 01, 2021 after therapy with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Fantastic

Written on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Phil has been wonderful. If I could afford it I would absolutely keep seeing him. Hopefully I will be able to soon

Written on Oct 30, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Philip, is someone that listens to you without judgment, gives you courage and makes you believe in yourself.

Written on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phillip has been very attentive and interested in helping me to address some of my immediate concerns that are happening right now in my life.

Written on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Phil has been very helpful in everything that has been going on in my life and has provided great feedback to help me with dealing with the specific issues going on in my life. I recommend Phil 100% to anyone looking for a counselor or help with difficult situations.

Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks

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

Written on Jul 25, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Jul 17, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Jul 03, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 1 month

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

Written on Jul 01, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Philip is really helps, I trust him, he helps me to overcome my fears, and support me.

Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phil is great. Highly recommend.

Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue,

Phil is a man of God. Enough said.

Work with me!