Sunny Philip

(MSW, LCSW)
Therapist Sunny Philip Photo

About Me

Hi, I am Sunny Philip. I am fortunate to have nearly three decades of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families struggling with socioeconomic issues, behavioral problems, substance dependence, and mental health problems. I started my career as a community social worker and since then progressively worked and earned a wealth of experience in clinical social work, and psychotherapy techniques. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. I am very excited about helping my clients. My goal is always to help my clients to understand the link between their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors as well as to help them have an insight about the impact of interpersonal relationships in the overall life outcomes, and assist them to work towards making positive changes in their lives, making use of different psychotherapy techniques including motivation interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, functional family therapy, and others. My effort has always been to utilize the best suitable and appropriate techniques and evidence based approaches to help my clients who are struggling with problems ranging from basic life issues to clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorders. I am always interested in helping my clients to progress steadily towards meeting their life goals and improving the quality of their lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Hindi

Malayalam


Licensing

LCSW #SW17094 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by P.U. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 10 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sunny is a hero!

Written by M.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

He helped a lot to go out of depression and anxiety I am suffering from living with narcissistic mother, for the first time I felt life is simple and beautiful, I never thought that I would be able to go out of survival mode and enjoy life after stucking for long time..thank you Sunny for your help

Written by D.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Great experience

Written by J.O. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sunny is a great listener and brightens my day once I'm done talking with him!

Written by J.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and lgbt

Sunny challenges me in a way that is really important to me. He has a general interest in me and seems to make connections really well. I have changed my mind a lot due to his advice on many topics. He is much more traditional than me, but he doesn’t make that impact much of his advice.

Written by S.I. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very understanding and gives helpful advice that matches with my current issues. Every live session feels like pep talk and I feel hopeful and motivated to start working on getting better.

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Thorough understanding and effective guidance

Written by S.U. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

My sessions with Sunny Philip were really very insightful and very helpful. He has been a great listener and have been helping me patiently recover from a narcissistic abuse! My self esteem and my self confidence have considerably improved in the last 2 months and I would really like to thank Sunny Philip for that! My relationships with everyone around me improved significantly and I feel a lot better about myself and my life now

Written by V.E. on Jun 27, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sunny Phillip seem quite an experienced therapist . He understands me quite well and that’s very important to me . He has given me the guidance I needed . He listens intently and shows concern and care about my well-being . I am so far pleased with his professionalism . I’m feeling better day by day as I apply what I learn from my therapist.
Thank you Sunny Phillip .


Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sunny is amazing guy, so patient and kind. Amazing at listening, and always has great words of wisdom that have really helped me over the past few months. Would recommend him to anyone!

Written by R.E. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sunny is absolutely wonderful. He combines the science of psychology with the real world issues that I have been dealing with. He helped me understand how I ended up in the dark place I was in and through that create a plan that directly counters those inner negative thoughts. I was feeling hopeless, but now I feel hopeful. I truly felt a difference even after one session. His kind words and compassionate personality helped me open up and be completely honest with him. I have a great plan that he has helped me build and now the world looks brighter because of it. If you are on the border of whether or not to try counseling, take the jump and do it. I wish I had done this a long time ago.

Written by J.A. on May 30, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Sunny has helped me tremendously in dealing with and navigating the stressors of my life. I have done everything Sunny has recommended and I can confidently say that as a result I am in a much better place with myself, my spouse and my family.

Written by M.I. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have only had two sessions so far with Sunny Philip. Both times I have left the phone calls feeling better. In our second session, which he was gracious enough to allow to extend into next time slot, he seemed to get the point of what I’m grappling with, even though I can’t say I know for sure myself, too many different issues collided for me to know WHAT the main problem is, why can’t I function and thrive? There’s like maybe 3 or 4 major biggies all mixed up. But he gave me an assignment, he seems to have that genuine confidence some few people have, and at least right now I went from so completely hopeless and confused, to feeling like there is hope and I can do this and I can feel positive emotions and feel whole again. It’s not too late. Im not sure if he knows me well enough to be sure of that... :)..hmm... but I feel 100% better about the possibilities of my future and that I might survive this after hanging up today.

Written by A.N. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

This was the first time I signed up for counselling. Initially I did not find a counsellor who would understand my situation. I found Sunny while changing my first counsellor. He is very approachable and friendly, makes you feel at ease from the beginning of the session. I felt that Sunny’s advices were exactly what I needed to heal from my anxieties and difficulties. He listens to the problems very patiently and always gives realistic solutions. I’d highly recommend Sunny’s sessions and would like to have him as my counsellor when I subscribe again.

Written by R.A. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I got a counselor who listens me very well, understands the problems and gives me good solutions,

Written by R.I. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sunny is Awesome. I could write a book, but it’s best you experience it yourself.

Written by G.A. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning addictions

I extremely like my counselor he is extremely knowledgeable in the field of expertise.

Written by R.I. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Sunny has changed my life.

Each week, we’ll focus on a certain area and he’ll assign me homework to do throughout the week to build up my confidence.

Written by S.T. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

I highly recommend Sunny. He was spot on in seeing toxic patterns with the relationship I had with my family, and helped me move forward, along with support of keeping the boundaries I set. Thanks so much.

Written by D.E. on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts

Sunny is very insightful. He asked the hard questions and give me the Truth

Written by B.R. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Very patient and takes time to listen so far

Written by C.H. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I found the live video sessions with Sunny to be very helpful. He has a very calm and positive demeanour. He helped me with my concerns and was very responsive through out the process. Thank you Sunny

Written by J.E. on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I was worried about finding a counselor for my parents but luckily I found Sunny- he is also Indian so he was able to connect with them on their culture and values. He did a great job of pointing out maladaptive thought patterns and explaining how to shift in a more positive direction.

Written by L.I. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Sunny for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Sunny is my first therapist but better than I had always imagined therapy would be. I only wish I had done this sooner. I came to Sunny in a very vulnerable state. In a mere couple of weeks, he has been able to quickly identify my major concerns and offers practical tools that has had immediate positive effect on my mental well-being.