“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start”.
Kenneth Phillips, LPCMH
My path to becoming a therapist has had its ups and downs. Growing up, I was always skeptical about the idea of counseling. I grew up with the notion that I could handle every situation on my own. I struggled with finding my place in society. As I got older, I began to understand the importance of the old saying, “don’t be afraid to ask for help”. I became determined to help others strive for their highest potential. I began my studies at Liberty University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Clinical Research and Psychology. Upon graduating from Liberty University, I continued my education by receiving my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health at Argosy University.
My experience in this field started in 2012 with the Department of Children and Families (DSCYF). I worked in the treatment and investigation unit. Working for DSCYF helped me to gain a better understanding of how to deal with family crisis, victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues. In 2016, I moved on from DSCYF and went to Probation and Parole. While at Probation and Parole, I worked with the substance abuse population, domestic violence and sex offenders. While working at Probation and Parole, I continued my growth in the counseling field by taking a part time job at People’s Place Homeless Shelter. After leaving People’s Place in 2017, I accepted a position with Delaware Guidance as a Mobile Therapist. Throughout my career, I’ve put myself in a position to become a versatile therapist.
- Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH)
- National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC)
My approach to therapy is based on the principle of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I believe individuals have the ability to change their thoughts and behavior. Despite my passion for this therapeutic approach, I’m also a strong believer that there is not one way to solve every problem. Counseling is sometimes undesirable, uncomfortable and challenging. However, I’m committed and determined to help you work through these challenges and obstacles by creating a Mental Edge.