Therapist Profile

Name:
Deborah Phillips, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
2011 S. El Camino Real Suite C San Clemente, CA 92672 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(949) 933-6103
License Number
LMFT52563
Practicing Since:
2012
Additional Licenses:

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
"Be the change you ask for in others". You can't actually change others, but they do change when you do. Make this the year that you finally succeed in making effective changes in your life. There is tremendous value in talking through your ideas, problems, and feelings with someone who has experience and training to understand what you are going through. Starting the process of counseling with a therapist can be both empowering and frightening. I am very aware of the feelings that may be coming to the surface as you begin your journey of empowerment, discovery and healing. Why is love something we seem to practice only when Hallmark tells us to? We can have happier marriages, children,and lives in general if we make loving our selves and our partner a year-round event? Let's make 2015 THE year when you make love a top priority!

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 7:00 pm Sat By arrangement
Services
The first step in finding relief from suffering is telling our stories. Often we don’t feel safe sharing with others our deep and vulnerable thoughts and feelings. I offer a warm, caring professionalism that allows you to feel safe, heard and understood, and guide you to your own inner power to make changes in your life, find and utilize your own talents, and achieve your goals. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families who are survivors of trauma, including sexual abuse, families in transition due to divorce or grief and loss, acute and chronic illness, and domestic abuse. I conduct "Hold Me Tight, Conversations For Connection" - marriage workshops, parenting, anger management, and various empowerment groups. I have worked with a variety of people from all walks of life. Over the years I have discovered that some of the people who are most drawn to me seek help with traumatic events/news, depression and anxiety. Having personally learned to transform these energies within myself, I know what it’s like to battle with such emotions. I find that the mindfulness techniques I practice are most effective in working with these emotions, and tailor my approach to each individual.
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BA - University of California, Irvine (Art/Art History) MA - Pepperdine University (Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Trauma
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Emotion Focused Therapy
Family Systems
Gestalt
Jungian
Certifications
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist - International Hypnosis Federation
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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