Hi, when I was a teenager up until about 17 years old my life was living hell in so many ways. My parents would argue a lot, my dad cheated on my mom several times and my brother and I were into drugs since 11 years old. Since my home life was in chaos I wasn't happy at all. There were moments when happiness seemed reachable when I was popular when I was on the football team or a part of the "in-crowd" or went fishing or something but down deep I was still lonely and miserable. I couldn't seem to chase the pain away for long periods of time; it would always return during the quiet times when no one was around. My mother finally left my dad and found a guy who actually loved her. Trouble is, he had a lot of money and flew her around to exotic places and romanced her while I was still stuck back at home with my brother who was worst off than I was. I turned to more and more drugs and got more isolated and lonely which all culminated in serious suicidal ideation one night during a time I was trippin' on some weed laced with LSD. My grandmother came to my aid and somehow got me through the night. As the days slipped into weeks, months and years, my grandmother taught me how to love life and be happy with myself. She taught me goals, simple things and simple joy. I could brag about how I graduated at the top of my class in graduate school in Professional Mental Health Counseling and I could tell you about all the letters behind my name. I could even tell you about how effective I am in providing psychotherapy and counseling. I could even try to impress you with fancy words and impressive sounding clinical jargon but that might come across as fake. Let me just say, "I know what's up". I've been there, done that. Remember the rich dude I told you about that my mother met. Well, she finally married him. Dude had so much money he kept it in suit cases. We had Porches, a Rolls Royce, swimming pools, everything, you name it we had it - but it still didn't make me happy. I remember when I was in the first grade I had to go to school at times without shoes; we were pretty poor and then all of a sudden we had all this money. Because of all these experiences I grew to have unique perspectives that can serve teenagers well. Incidentally, I know this is gross to say but as a four to six year old, I was sexually molested by a female aunt who was a heroin addict so I can relate to those of pains as well. Again I not going to try to impress you, I know you're not interested in that. You just need someone to talk to, listen and understand. I can do that for you. I am easy to talk to, I respect you and I give you the best of my abilities.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
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teen counseling and having Kevin Phillips as my therapist has been the best blessing to me. He is so caring and attentive. He really wants to help those who are seeking and has helped me in so many ways. He truly does care, and is very knowledgeable and has really made me feel better. So happy I was lead to having Kevin as my therapist.
Kevin's approach to helping me sort out my mental health has felt been refreshingly authentic and easy to unpack. His vast experience and expertise with many different issues made him a perfect therapist to help me navigate what sometimes I couldn't understand. He keeps track of my progress and details in each of our sessions and is always looking for ways to help me improve my quality of life. He is extremely passionate about what he does and it shows. I would highly recommend speaking with Kevin about your needs!
Kevin has been a great help in my process to improve my life with depression and anxiety. He has been a genuine and caring therapist who takes his time to listen and respond sharply to what I'm dealing with. He brings humor and different outlooks that takes me out of my slump and gives me hope that I can do better.
Kevin Philips is a very understanding therapist with vast expertise and knowledge. He is a great listener and strong help in times of trouble. I always feel better after meeting with him, and find new strength, hope, and wisdom to apply in my life. He has an amazing gift of understanding and helping people build a healthy, strong, good, and solid foundation in their life with the amazing tools of guidance he offers. I feel so blessed to be in therapy and to be receiving such amazing guidance, compassion, and knowledge from him. He is also very friendly and excellent at checking in with people and sending updates. :)
As someone who has been very resistant to the idea of therapy Kevin has instantly put me at ease and I really thankful to have found him