Phil is a Fellow at Pivot Collaborative. He recently earned his Master’s in Social Work from Simmons University. With over 7 years working with adolescents and young adults who have experienced various adversities in many clinical capacities, Phil has a passion for assisting individuals in building a sense of identity and belonging. He has been working with families for the past 5 years and thinks this is one of the most important aspects when working with children. Phil also has a background rendering crisis counseling to individuals who may have suffered from major trauma or onset of overwhelming circumstances.
Phil brings a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach towards helping people through the process of change and personal growth, which he believes all persons are capable of achieving. Phil is a versatile clinician. His areas of specialty and clinical interests include children, families, addictions, managing behavioral concerns, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, self-esteem, gender, sexuality, mental health, and cultural identities. Phil’s therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-informed care, CBT/DBT, relational, solution-focused, biopsychosocial approach, motivational interviewing, and social learning.
“Everyone is unique, and I strive to make therapy a unique experience for each person that I work with. As a therapist I believe in empowering client’s through the therapeutic experience to foster lasting change outside of the therapy setting. I greatly value modeling transparency, care, and healthy support systems. With my eclectic clinical interest, I promote equality, inclusion, advocacy, and social justice. I am genuine, trustworthy, approachable, and hopefully helpful as we address what brings you in.”