The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying small stones.”
- Chinese Proverb

DARRELL PHILLIPS

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

ABOUT

DARRELL

PHILLIPS

I am Darrell Phillips, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh where I also obtained my certification in mental health.   As a therapist, I enjoy my work tremendously and take it seriously. I have a sincere level of commitment, caring and compassion in making a difference in others lives.  I believe that all individuals have the capacity to thrive, and my commitment as your therapist is to help you to remove the barriers that are keeping you from living life more fully.  

 

Providing psychotherapy is both a humbling and enriching experience.  As someone who understands the transformative power of therapy, I recognize the courage it requires to engage in psychotherapy and I am honored to be a part of your process.  I embrace diversity, in all of its various forms, and welcome the opportunity to work with all people.

Throughout my professional career I have been fortunate to work in business, mental health clinics, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.  Personally, I am a native of the Texas...but I love the Steel City and all of the wonderfully exciting things it has to offer! I’m passionate about learning and spending quality time with family and friends, which provides balance and wellness in my life.

If you, or someone in your life is going through a difficult time with depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue, please contact me to schedule an appointment.

 

ABOUT

DARRELL

PHILLIPS

I am Darrell Phillips, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh where I also obtained my certification in mental health.   As a therapist, I enjoy my work tremendously and take it seriously. I have a sincere level of commitment, caring and compassion in making a difference in others lives.  I believe that all individuals have the capacity to thrive, and my commitment as your therapist is to help you to remove the barriers that are keeping you from living life more fully.  

 

Providing psychotherapy is both a humbling and enriching experience.  As someone who understands the transformative power of therapy, I recognize the courage it requires to engage in psychotherapy and I am honored to be a part of your process.  I embrace diversity, in all of its various forms, and welcome the opportunity to work with all people.

Throughout my professional career I have been fortunate to work in business, mental health clinics, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.  Personally, I am a native of the Texas...but I love the Steel City and all of the wonderfully exciting things it has to offer! I’m passionate about learning and spending quality time with family and friends, which provides balance and wellness in my life.

If you, or someone in your life is going through a difficult time with depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue, please contact me to schedule an appointment.

Are you living your life to its full potential?

Perhaps it's anxiety, relationship issues, or emotional pain. Maybe something "just doesn't feel right," or you just need extra support for major life decisions or changing situations.


Want to regain control of your emotions, thoughts, direction, and begin living with renewed purpose?

As a licensed therapist, my role is to assist you as you begin taking steps towards making life changes, healing by developing a healthier mind. Together we will work to better understand your challenges, and day-to-day stressors impacting your mental health and clarity.
Confused about what you need,
Feel free to contact me by email or phone.
or where to begin?  
 

MY

THERAPY

STYLE

When seeking a therapist, it is important to find someone with whom you feel a sense of comfort and ease.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am a client-centered clinician focusing on the whole person.

 

The best way to describe my practice style is integrative. I utilize my training in a variety of proven treatment modalities; however, my primary treatment modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

 

I view therapy as a collaborative process in which therapist and client work in search of greater self-understanding and self-acceptance.  My clients have entrusted me with their journey in navigating difficult life circumstances by developing healthier coping skills leading to feeling more resilient and a more fulfilled life.

 

In our initial visit, we will establish rapport, gather your current biographical data as well as historical information to address your presenting concerns, and discuss your therapeutic goals.  I believe in the importance of meeting the goals you identify.

Therapy Approaches
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness / Meditation support

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Short-term and goal-oriented Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 

SPECIALTIES

MY

SERVICES

"More than just a listening ear, I’m here to help you discover a new perspective, identifying the source of the challenges you’re facing, and equip you with both the skills and resources you need."

I am able to provide both short-term therapy such as solution-focused treatment, crisis counseling or coaching as well as long-term psychotherapy that consists of weekly standing appointments to address longstanding behavior patterns, dynamics, conflicts and obstacles that interfere with leading a vital and fulfilling life.  An in-person consultation is the best way to determine what type of therapy would work best for your individual concerns.

More than just a listening ear, I’m here to help you discover a new perspective, identifying the source of the challenges you’re facing, and equip you with both the skills and resources you need. Beyond developing a healthier mind, we’ll assess your overall well-being, including physical and emotional wellness. Together, we can work towards a healthier, happier you.

INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY

Professional treatment for a range of emotional and behavioral issues working with adults, and couples including:

  • Depression / mood disorders

  • Anxiety- general and social

  • Panic disorder

  • Phobias

  • Obsessions

  • ADHD / ADD

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Low self-esteem

  • Interpersonal difficulties

  • Intimacy problems

  • Parenting support

  • Career issues

  • Grief & loss counseling

  • Substance abuse

  • Life transitions

  • Self-defeating behaviors / self-sabotage

& PRACTICE

SPECIALTIES

I have extensive experience in providing culturally competent therapy to adults, couples, groups, college students (undergraduate and graduate), athletes, business, medical and law professionals.  I also identify as a member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community and have years of experience helping people address issues dealing with sexual and gender identity.  

My areas of specialty and practice are:
  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Anxiety and compulsive disorders

  • Eating disorders, emotional eating and body image issues

  • Relationship problems

  • Athletes- performance, adjustments

  • Grief, Loss and Bereavement

  • Gender Identity Issues

  • Sexual Identity Issues

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) 

  • Addictions

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Self-harm (e.g., "Cutting")

  • Self-esteem and Confidence Issues

  • Career and Professional Issues

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY

EXPERIENCE

I have enjoyed both my personal and formal educational opportunities; they allow me to offer a unique approach to therapy. I practice a blend of contemporary therapeutic practices with practical skill building to assist clients in developing insight, authenticity, and self-care while learning to trust one's own inner guide and wisdom. I focus on self-awareness and self-acceptance over perfection.