Phillis Johnson-Haywood

LPC

About Me

Hey All!! My name is Phillis Johnson-Haywood. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Missouri and Illinois. I am a National certified counselor (NCC). I hold a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling. I also hold a Master's in Gerontology and has completed lots of work with our senior population. I have worked as a therapist for over ten years. I enjoy working with Clients. I have a background in grief, LGBT, trauma, and personality disorders. I would love to get the chance to walk this journey with you. I have also worked with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties to help them bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing. Clients could have issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties that are affecting their ability to manage life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2021022053 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Phillis Johnson-Haywood. 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 by L.U. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Phillis for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Phillis is a super therapist! She's kind, empathetic and guides me to the things I need to focus on. It's a privilege to work with her.

Written by T.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Phillis for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Phillis is an absolute star! I have chatted with her for months now, and she makes me feel calm, collected and able to face whatever it is that's bothering me. We go through situations together and work out the best way to deal with them. She is absolutely amazing and I love her so much!

Written by B.E. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Phillis for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is great!

Written by C.H. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Phillis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Phillis is a wise and compassionate angel who has helped me better explore multiple perspectives and better my communication and understanding of others and myself. You don’t want to miss the chance to be in her presence!

Written by D.I. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Dr. Phillis is a great therapist and I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy and wants a therapist who will be kind, and understanding. She encourages and challenges at your pace and She will never Judge. She makes me feel comfortable and heard during our sessions.

Written by K.I. on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

I look forward to talking to phillis every week.
This is my first experience and im really enjoying it. She is helping me set goals for myself and helping me to learn how to grow as a person.
Im living with bipolar 2 and the few weeks i have been working with phillis has given me confidence that she will be able to really help me.
She always makes me laugh as well.

Written by A.R. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

As a 21 year old non-binary individual with a complicated life situation I was terrified of seeking therapy. I was expecting judgement, a lack of flexibility and to hear the same thing repeated back to me. I was expecting to not be taken seriously because of my age. Through my sessions with Phillis I have felt nothing but thorough support and genuine care and concern for my problems. She has been a good listener and helped me in the ways I needed help the most even when I didn't know how to ask for it. She was considerate of how I communicated and really adapted to me as a person. Through my sessions with her, I have been given the tools I need to be better on my own and I am so thoroughly happy with the care I received from her. She is amazing at what she does and my only regret with being in a place to leave counselling is missing our meetings.

Written by A.N. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I found the therapy sessions with Phillis incredibly helpful. She is reliable and helped me achieve my goals and feel better about myself. We only had a session a week for a couple of months, but her support was invaluable.

She helped me set goals and follow through with them, and all along I felt safe, understood, and never judged. For me, Phillis' approach felt very warm and caring, always providing relevant responses to the life situations I brought up. Together we worked on strategies (to process or overcome things) that I found very helpful and that I will probably use for a long time ahead.

I wholeheartedly recommend therapy with Phillis and will definitely come back to her if I find I'll need help again.

Written by H.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 2 months on issues concerning eating disorders

I can’t believe the impact Phillis has had on my life. Struggling with low self esteem and negative body image most of my life, she’s not only helped me understand my thought process but also gave me the tools to change it. I have become a better version of myself. I apply the techniques Phillis has given me on daily basis. I cannot thank her enough. She truly helped me be more at peace with myself.

Written by E.R. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Absolutely love her!! She is phenomenal!! There is never a sense of judgment, just open fluid communication. She has designed an amazing program with worksheets and visuals to help better understand the topics we discuss. Her guidance is helping me better ground myself and reframe the way that I view and feel things. She is helping me be a better me!! I have gained a lot of clarity in such a short time. I enjoy all of our sessions, and I highly recommend her, especially for visual learners like myself.

Written by C.O. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Phillis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Phillis is so nice and understanding! I feel no judgement from her about anything and she is super knowledgeable!

Work with me!