I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor with a national board certification in counseling and a Specialist Degree in counseling and psychology. I have over 20 years experience in counseling with diverse populations from many different backgrounds. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, and career concerns. I have been successful in helping clients become emotionally healthier and make better decisions.
My counseling style is eclectic and insight oriented. I combine rational-emotive, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also use reality therapy techniques to assist clients in evaluating their present situation and setting goals for the future.
If you are struggling with depression, feeling discouraged, isolated or anxious and fearful, I understand and I can help. I have the credentials necessary to bring hope and change to brighten your tomorrows. I enter the process with you and will assist you in reaching your goals for treatment. You no longer have to struggle alone but have someone ready to help meet your needs.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 0457
Phyllis has been the type of person that has literally helped save me. She's given me guidance and support that has helped me get to a much better place and much sooner than I could have ever imagined.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Phyllis is practical. I feel safe.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 6 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Phyllis is great ! She is so easy to talk to and very understanding. I am glad to have met Phyllis.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
I sincerely appreciate Dr Houston. After just one session I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I look forward to our next session !
Written on May 05, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Phyllis has helped me achieve goals and accomplish things I never thought possible. She has a wonderful insight, kind heart, and true passion for helping people. Very very pleased with every interaction with her and look forward to continuing my therapy through her.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem
She's a sweetheart and a professional.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes