Philip Zarowny

(LCSW, CADC)

About Me

Welcome teens! I want you to know I am so glad you reached out for help, that is very courageous and wise. The willingness and desire to do something different is fundamental to growing. Looking back on my teenage years I now see clearly if I had reached out for help during that critical time, if I had connected with an experienced guide, I would have had an early start on discovering how and where to grow.

I was lost. I knew I felt something, but didn’t know what, or what to do about it. I didn’t know what I could do but keep trying harder with what I thought would make me happy. My go-to was, “I’m fine, just leave me alone.” You are right to hope that things can change and will get better. This is work we can’t do alone and the results are not instantaneous, though with effort and a little faith I’m sure you will discover the answers you seek.

There is not really a typical problem. I treat people, not a diagnosis! This is about you.
Mine is a client-centered approach, emphasizing strengths-based and goal-focused therapies. My role is in providing a safe space for you to explore what you are experiencing. Everyone’s journey is different. We will explore strategies together finding out what works for you. This may require a little thinking outside the box, using your innate creativity to learn about yourself.

Here is a little information about me. I graduated in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. What I learned in a variety of therapy jobs since then is that those who seek out or are forced to get help are people who just want to be happy. Before social work, I was a street photographer and editor in television news. The most compelling stories were of people struggling, in all walks of life, to be happy. Helping to change the world through storytelling inspired me to help change the world one person’s story at a time.

Now is our opportunity to use the present moment to grow and introduce you to a stranger, the real you. Come on in and we’ll swap stories, let me know what’s going on with you.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.016864 (Expires: 2021-11-30)

LCSW #SW 16132 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by L.U. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Phil has been wonderful. If I could afford it I would absolutely keep seeing him. Hopefully I will be able to soon

Written by R.U. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Phil is cheerful, supportive, and offers great insight into my life and my needs. I owe Phil a lot for helping me to understand myself, but also for being patient with me. Whenever something comes up Phil is happy to reschedule, and will do whatever it takes to make sure he is able to do a session, even if he's in the middle of traveling!

Written by K.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 4 months

Philip is great at understanding the dynamics in relationships and showing areas of accountability, such as what changes each person can make to bring peace.

Written by J.A. on Oct 30, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Philip, is someone that listens to you without judgment, gives you courage and makes you believe in yourself.

Written by A.Q. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phillip has been very attentive and interested in helping me to address some of my immediate concerns that are happening right now in my life.

Written by D.A. on Oct 04, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Very wise and very helpful

Written by A.N. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Phil has been a great source of comfort for my partner and I. Just knowing we have someone to talk to, gives us tools, and put things in perspective has helped tremendously in our relationship. I thought therapy was going to be a boring bummer but it has become this hour that just feels necessary in a pandemic age, we get to lay out any issues or emotional concerns on the table, not ignore them, and sort them out. It's great, we already recommend teen counseling to friends and family.

Written by J.E. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Phil has been very helpful in everything that has been going on in my life and has provided great feedback to help me with dealing with the specific issues going on in my life. I recommend Phil 100% to anyone looking for a counselor or help with difficult situations.

Written by L.U. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Philip is an amazing counsellor that over time allowed me to relax and put myself and my life at ease, while bit by bit tackling internal issues in a sense that did not stigmatise them, but rather make anything seem a lot more approachable and resolvable step by step.

Written by J.O. on Aug 10, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Phil's been incredible. His attitude and views are working perfectly for my fiance and I. Wouldn't be where we are without him.

Written by K.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Great counselor, patiently listens to your needs and helps you see from a new perspective to gain more knowledge of what you can do to aid you in the future. 10/10 would recommend.

Written by A.S. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks

I’ve had a few sessions with Philip now. He’s very easy to talk to and has helped me to process my emotions in different and better ways. I recommended teen counseling to a friend based on my positive experience with Philip

Written by M.E. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Phil is great! I come from a middle eastern background and I was surprised to find out that he is aware of the middle eastern history. He is a great listener and is good at giving advice.

Written by G.I. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only been working with Phil for 3 weeks but so far I really have been able to attach to the concepts he's introduced. He does a great job of helping apply it to you specifically.

Written by A.M. on Jul 03, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 1 month

Phillip really listens to your problems and makes you feel heard. He allows me to see my emotions from a different angle and it’s amazing!!! Highly recommend

Written by R.O. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

This is the first time I’ve ever done video counselling but Philip made it feel so easy. He’s been helpful & insightful & really helped me find a better place in my own mind. For this I am very grateful.

Written by A.M. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Philip is really helps, I trust him, he helps me to overcome my fears, and support me.

Written by A.M. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Phil is great to talk to and he is really good about following up as well. He has creative solutions and recommendations. I highly recommend him!

Written by D.E. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Phil is great. Highly recommend.

Written by N.A. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Philip for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue,

Phil is a man of God. Enough said.