I have been an attorney for 40 years, college professor, mediator and finally when I began thinking about slowing down, I decided that all the years of working with divorce clients, criminal clients, abused children and adults gave me the background to help people in another way. My background leads me to believe labels should not apply to adults or children in therapy. It takes a huge amount of courage to seek help from a stranger but the reward of living a happier life makes it worth the your time. No one likes change but sometimes change is good and a challenge. My approach when working with clients is the person-centered approach and we work together for the your good.
The best way to describe how I work with my clients is with passion and genuine concern for their progress in becoming a better version of themselves.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
KY LPCC 173148
She's been very patient with how hesitant I've been in therapy, and open for me to direct our initial session. It was great.
Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief
Phyllis's guidance and support has been exactly what I needed. She listens and offers up various tools that I may use to get my back on track to where I want to be. She's quick to respond and I truly feel that I have some one out there who is on my "team" - I can go to her and know that I'm in a safe space with no judgment, just caring and support. It's been a huge help to me during challenging times. I highly recommend her.
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
She's very understanding and kind.
Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is very understanding and compassionate
Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and anger management
I appreciate Ms Phyllis’ perspective and believe she can help me
Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem