Phyllis Babrove

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Phyllis Babrove Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I attended school later in life and I have worked in different areas of social work. The areas include working with children and families that are involved in abuse situations; crisis counseling; working with adolescents in a diversion program; family counseling; and as a school social worker. I helped students achieve academic success so that they were able to set goals for their future. I also worked with children who had emotional and behavioral problems, and substance abuse issues. I co-facilitated parenting groups that taught parents how to communicate with their adolescent children.
I am compassionate, empathetic, and I care deeply about people being happy. I am easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. My goal as a therapist is for people to reach their full potential and be satisfied with where they are in life. My approaches are Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I incorporate other approaches as necessary.
Entering into therapy is the first step towards making a positive change and I want to be a part of that change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW10920 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have had a great experience with Phyllis! She is a great listener and always encourages me in a very honest way. I enjoy speaking with her each week. She definitely pushes me to be stronger and speak up for myself. I know she cares and wants me to succeed.

Written by E.M. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Phyllis has been extremely helpful to me during a difficult time in my life. She is always supportive and understanding of my concerns and helps me to step back and get an objective perception of myself and my situation. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.U. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is amazing!
I really enjoy talking to her. She has been a great support and a great listener.

Written by S.H. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I really enjoyed expressing myself with Phyllis and her techniques allowed me to be more open.l and honest with myself.

Written by F.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phyllis is very kind and was always there for me. Very patient and knowledgeable. Thank you for listening to me and encouraging me.

Written by E.M. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Phyllis has been instrumental in my growth over the last year both personally and professionally. She has shown me how to accept the things I can't control and how to cope and find positivity in everyday life. I feel happier in this present moment due to her support and guidance.

Written by I.S. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I met Dr.Phyllis Babrove last year and she really help me discovered on what it means to have emotions, how to hold myself accountable, set up boundaries, and a lot about what self care means. I had to leave therapy due to some financial problems but I recall how she was so kind and understanding and even said I can ask for her again. Glad I am back and able to get in sometime with her once more. It has been helpful just getting professional help and she is the person who I highly recommend due to her patience, understanding, and listening skills.

Written by A.M. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Phyllis is a fantastic listener. It feels like we’ve known each other forever and she makes me feel so comfortable and validated.

Written by J.O. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Phyllis is a very understanding person as well as patient and attentive.

Written by C.A. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love Phyllis, she is fantastic ❤ I wish appointment times weren't so far out. Sometimes I message her to get real appointment times. Phyllis is great, she gives the home feel like talking to a grandmother. Love her so much. Sometimes I wish I had her address to send her a card or gift

Written by E.L. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Phyllis Babrove is kind & empathetic. She is patient & truly cares about my personal self-improvement goals.

Written by S.H. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

I feel Phyllis has been very helpful to me. I highly recommend her to others

Written by M.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Phyliss is a great listener and really helped me through a tough time

Written by R.O. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

All though Phyllis and I are just starting I am 100% confident in her and look forward to continuing my journey.

Written by P.E. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 6 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Phyllis has been instrumental in helping me see past my barriers and perceived shortfalls. She always takes time to listen and analyze what I am saying before offering advice, which is normally just what I needed to hear in that moment. She has taken the steps to understand my problems and offer steps to help me work through the issue. I have recommended Phyllis to multiple friends and believe if there were more people seeing counselors like her we would all lead more mentally healthy lives. I am thankful for find her and even more thankful for her advice.

Written by C.H. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I’ve only had Phyllis for a short time but I really like her and trust her to have my best interest at heart. She gave me a few tips that are already working well. I really like this platform as well and have told a few people about it.

Written by K.A. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Phyllis is very patient and understanding. She is always respectful of my thoughts and emotions and responds in a very compassionate manner.

Written by T.O. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks

Phyllis is a great counselor! She has helped me a lot in such a short amount of time

Written by M.E. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Phyllis Babrove has been truly great! From our first session, she made me feel very comfortable and I was able to freely open up to her. The advice she gave me in our first session has helped me let go of a huge burden I hadn’t fully let go of yet. I am definitely going to continue booking sessions with Phyllis. I actually just booked my 3rd session with her recently. Definitely recommend.

Written by C.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I really couldn’t have a better therapist. She makes BetterHelp that much better.

Written by G.I. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Phyllis has been great to work with so far. She is extremely flexible, an active listener and responds in a timely manner! I am excited to continue working with her!

Written by A.R. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

While my time with Phyllis was short due to my current life responsibiliities, she was a great listener and kept it 'real' with me. She is a great counselor and would recommend her to all in need of her services. Thank you Phyllis.

Written by A.R. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and career difficulties

She is attentive and listens to your concerns

Written by K.A. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am very pleased so far with Phyllis as my therapist. She’s a great listener. I feel confident in her skill and can see she has a lot of experience in her way of therapy. I trust her to help me improve the things I am battling in my life.

Written by N.E. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Phyllis and BetterHelp have been amazing. In just a short time I feel we were able to connect. She is a gentle voice with great experience. Just the guidance I was looking for.

Written by M.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Phyllis is patient and compassionate

Written by R.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

She’s thoughtful and personal and kind!

Written by L.I. on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Phyllis has been my therapist for over 4 months now and I am beyond grateful and thankful to have the opportunity to work with her to better myself. She is kind and supporting. She is very dedicated to helping others and goes above and beyond to make sure you reach your goals. She is very easy to talk to and I wouldn't be where I am today without her. She is remarkable!

Written by E.M. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

Phyllis is amazing! From our first conversation she made me feel totally at ease. She was friendly, warm, and compassionate! I absolutely love her!!

Written by M.A. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months

She is the best!

Written by K.A. on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Phyllis has been very helpful in many ways. She has given me insight to different aspects that I hadn't thought of before. She is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

Written by A.M. on Nov 01, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Phyllis has been a tremendous help to me. I feel very differently about the way I communicate and feel on a daily basis these days thanks to all her help

Written by A.L. on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Absolutely greatest I’ve ever had. She listens she understands and takes her time with you. Answers messages as soon as possible so sweet and caring. I love her!

Written by N.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, coaching, and adhd

Not only she's a great listener, but she would guide you in the right direction without pushing you. Thank you, Phyllis!

Written by S.A. on Jul 27, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

It’s only been a couple times but I highly recommend. She listens and offers un opinionated advice and really cares.

Written by A.N. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I’ve really learned from my sessions with Phyllis. I have noticed a change in my outlook and have learned how to better manage my stress and anxiety, which we established as goals together during my first session.

Written by T.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Phyllis has really helped me reframe my thoughts and been a listening ear from my petty stuff to my big stuff

Written by B.E. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

So far I’ve had two sessions with Phyllis and she has been great! She’s helped me so much already and I’m looking forward to continuing therapy with her

Written by K.A. on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Phyllis is a kind person, and a good listener. I never felt judge, but always felt supported.

Written by S.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

She’s absolutely amazing.

Written by J.O. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She listens and points me in the direction to go or a direction to try. I appreciate that she reads my journal entries and responds to some of them. A tough time in my life is more of a speed bump than a ditch because of her good counsel.

Written by Y.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She understands and she is kind.

Written by S.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener, non judgmental.